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Aging threatens Texas farms, ranches - San Antonio Express

Aging threatens Texas farms, ranches - San Antonio Express | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

Common thread coming from farmers is the need for a new generation of farmers ... interesting urban farming efforts are usually younger participants who are disenchanted with corporate life ... if there could be a melding of both ...

 

Aging threatens Texas farms, ranchesSan Antonio ExpressThe aging problem is only one of several concerns that threaten Texas agriculture.

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Taking the long view Could the future of agriculture be 'nuts?' - Republican-Leader

Taking the long view Could the future of agriculture be 'nuts?' - Republican-Leader | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Taking the long view Could the future of agriculture be 'nuts?'Republican-LeaderThey were flanked by files of upright, bushy hazelnuts resembling a solid green wall.
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Can Urban Farming Grow Detroit's Economy? | ICIC | New Orleans ...

Can Urban Farming Grow Detroit's Economy? | ICIC | New Orleans ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Opportunity in urban farming is not around scale of the farm, it is around the niche market that the farm is going to compete in (e.g. ethnic food or pharmaceutical grade herbs). Detroit specifically offers a large and varied labor ...
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Hastings Urban Farm offers food security and connection to land

Hastings Urban Farm offers food security and connection to land | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Rows of lush kale, beets and lettuce are a-sprouting on a Downtown Eastside lot, where the Portland Hotel Society is growing a new food garden and tackling food insecurity raised by a recent UN visit.
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New high school academy teaches Oakland teens about land use and community health -- with their neighborhood as a classroom. - Inside Bay Area

A new sustainable urban design academy on Oaklands Castlemont high school campus aims to get students to take stock of their surroundings -- empty lots and liquor stores, as well as thriving businesses, green spaces and transit hubs.
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Last Chance Foods - Last Chance Foods: Growing Fish in a Barrel

Last Chance Foods - Last Chance Foods: Growing Fish in a Barrel | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Some things are not what they seem at The Point, a community development center in the Hunts Point neighborhood of the Bronx. What looks like a trash can is not for garbage.
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Botanic Notables: The Lettuce Machine | Garden Design

Botanic Notables: The Lettuce Machine | Garden Design | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

Another indoor design to provide FRESH produce to be used in a restaurant .... Subway in Japan is already using a similar setup

 

A portable garden vending machine, called the Chef's Farm, from Japan, offers a harvest of up to 60 heads of lettuce a day. (RT @timberpress: RT @gardendesignmag: Have you seen this cool hydroponic lettuce vending machine from Japan?

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Roof Top Gardens And Public Spaces | Daily Gardening Resource ...

Roof Top Gardens And Public Spaces | Daily Gardening Resource ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Rouses Markets is the first grocer in the country to develop its own aeroponic urban farm on its own rooftop, says managing partner Donny Rouse. And they ... “The flat rooftop on this store is perfect for urban farming,” says Rouse.
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Guar: Farmers mint money from common man's food - The Economic Times

Guar: Farmers mint money from common man's food - The Economic Times | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

Prices being pushed by fracking ... not good for anyone ... a potential bubble that will hurt the poor again

 

The reason is that the guar seed has become a lubricant for the multibillion shale oil and gas drilling where its used for the 'fracking' process.

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Is Arsenic the Worst Chemical in the World?

Is Arsenic the Worst Chemical in the World? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

 Naturally occuring but with still emerging expected effects on humans ...

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Study highlights food risk hotspots | PlanetEarth

Study highlights food risk hotspots | PlanetEarth | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

The poorest societies may be more able to adapt to the threat climate change poses to food supplies than their slightly richer peers, a new study suggests. 'It turns out that the very poor and the relatively wealthy are less vulnerable than the group in the middle,' says Dr Evan Fraser, a researcher specialising in food production and its relation to social and economic conditions who works both in the geography department of the University of Guelph in Canada, and at the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds.


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Building a City for Plants, Inspired by NYC

Building a City for Plants, Inspired by NYC | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

Using plants as a work of art ..

A proposed art project would make a model city for plants, complete with infrastructure.

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Vertical Agriculture | Okanagan Okanogan

Vertical Agriculture | Okanagan Okanogan | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Okanagan Land is expensive. Even vineyard land in the volcanic south of Germany costs a quarter as much. That's what happens when men from across the mountains will pay nearly anything to lie in the sun.
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World's Largest Rooftop Fish and Vegetable Farm Planned

World's Largest Rooftop Fish and Vegetable Farm Planned | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

Containerized designs from Europe along with plans for a huge rooftop farm

 

"Honey, run up to the roof and grab a fish and some tomatoes for dinner." It could happen with Efficient City Farming Containerfarms.

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"Intro to Urban Agriculture" Program for Teens - TucsonTopia

"Intro to Urban Agriculture" Program for Teens - TucsonTopia | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona's Youth Farm Project invites youth to be a part of a one-week program on farming in the city.
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Can Urban Farming Change Our World? | Pinchina Consulting

Can Urban Farming Change Our World? | Pinchina Consulting | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

Urban agriculture or farming is transforming so many US communities ... just look at articles on this Scoop.it for ongoing reporting ....  not new or isolated anymore as implied by this blog entry ....

 

Simply put, urban agriculture is just that – food, and sometimes even livestock, grown in a city environment. Low-income populations residing in food deserts – areas that do not have a grocery store within a mile radius – have ...

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New Organic Farm Sprouts Next to BC Place

New Organic Farm Sprouts Next to BC Place | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
British Columbia is famous as the birthplace of the 100-mile diet.  But residents of downtown Vancouver might be enjoying a one-mile diet later this summe...
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NYC Greenhouse - Aquaponic Gardening

NYC Greenhouse - Aquaponic Gardening | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Some people have a hard time wrapping their head around what a NYC backyard might look like. So I figured I'd cover mine.
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Forum: Urban farming and balcony gardens - free green villages workshop | What's On - City Of Sydney

Forum: Urban farming and balcony gardens - free green villages workshop | What's On - City Of Sydney | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Join us at this super sized session to learn about the universal pleasures of growing, harvesting, preparing and eating food in the heart of the City. Best of all, it's free.
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No perfect fish to eat - Health - CBC News

No perfect fish to eat - Health - CBC News | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
People who eat fish need clearer advice that balances the nutritional benefits, mercury contamination risks and ecological and economic effects of seafood, a review suggests.

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BAR highlights potential of aquaponics technology - Philippine Star

BAR highlights potential of aquaponics technology - Philippine Star | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

Philippine developed low cost use of recycled materials for a novel aquaponic design

 

BAR highlights potential of aquaponics technologyPhilippine StarAccording to Aglian, what's important is that this technology provides food for families and urban dwellers while protecting and preserving the environment.

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How To Grow Your Own Moss

How To Grow Your Own Moss | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

Get creative and paint on a moss wall or walkway ... how about using moss as cover over potted plants ...

I love outdoor spaces filled with overgrown blooms, piles of mismatched pots, bits and bobs of weathered sculpture, and richly textured blankets of moss.

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Infographic: What's Wrong with Our Food System? - Environment - GOOD

Infographic: What's Wrong with Our Food System? - Environment - GOOD | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

Here is a quick overview of what is wrong and why hunger is such a problem ... food distribution, not necessarily production is problem ... here is great argument for small scale production, urban farming

Globally there are a billion people who go hungry. Supporting small-scale food producers and tackling climate change can reduce that number.

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Cool New Recycled Flip-Flops Tap Age-Old Technique

Cool New Recycled Flip-Flops Tap Age-Old Technique | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

Marathon tested - worn in New York and London marathons

Fresh Cargo's new fair-trade Maasai Treads line combines locally sourced and recycled materials with indigenous sandal-making skills to create footwear that make a stylish, sustainable statement.

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Farm tours offer look at alternative production systems - Chillicothe Gazette

Farm tours offer look at alternative production systemsChillicothe GazettePIKETON -- Ohio State University's Sustainable Agriculture Team will host four tours this summer -- including one locally -- on urban agriculture, agritourism, farming...
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