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Greens, fish grow in old meat plant

They call this place the Back of the Yards, a neighborhood in the middle of the city once filled with acres and acres of stockyards.
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How to Plant a Living Wall

How to Plant a Living Wall | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
How to make a vertical garden: Follow these steps to create your own living wall of verdant, healthy plants.
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Fighting drought with aquaponics

Fighting drought with aquaponics | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
My Fresh Local is a resource to find local food at farm markets and restaurants across the united states. A national database of farm markets and restaurants serving locally sourced food. (RT @jczamora: RT @Urban_Organics: Agua Dulce in the news!
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Watch now: Urban Farming | America Revealed | PBS Video

Learn more about urban farming in Detroit.
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Organizations urge U.S. Congress to protect nutrition programs in 2012 Farm Bill - IFT.org

RT @IFT: Organizations urge U.S.Congress to protect nutrition programs in 2012 Farm Bill http://t.co/guNbegVH #IFT...
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Make a Quick, Easy Garden Planter from an Empty Cooking Oil Can

Make a Quick, Easy Garden Planter from an Empty Cooking Oil Can | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
If you love your olive oil or vegetable oil and cook with it often, you probably have one of those huge metal oil cans in your pantry and use it to refill a smaller container you keep close to the stove.
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EPA Denies NRDC Request to Ban Weed Killer, Cites Industry Study to Prove Safety

EPA Denies NRDC Request to Ban Weed Killer, Cites Industry Study to Prove Safety | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
NRDC had petitioned the agency in 2008 to revoke all 2,4-D tolerances and product registrations, citing studies pointing to links between 2,4-D and cancer, hormone disruption, genetic mutations and neurotoxicity.
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You Have Just Experienced the Hottest US Winter on Record

You Have Just Experienced the Hottest US Winter on Record | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The average temperature in March was 8.6˚ F hotter than the 20th century average, NOAA reports. As a whole, Jan-March was 6˚ F hotter.
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Biomimicry Ask Nature What Works

Learn From Nature Biomimicry is a new science that studies nature's models and the emulates these forms, processes, and strategies to solve human problems.

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Hydroponic Farming in the Philippines Maximizes Yield At a Minimum Cost | Wall Street Daily

Filipino farmers are using hydroponic methods to combat water shortages, soil impurities and limited land. It's working, too, with both yields and profits growing.
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ULI - Joint Team from the University of Colorado and Harvard University Wins Top Prize In the 2012 Urban Land Institute Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition

ULI - Joint Team from the University of Colorado and Harvard University Wins Top Prize In the 2012 Urban Land Institute Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
April 9, 2012
A joint team of students representing the University of Colorado and Harvard University has won the $50,000 top prize in the 2012 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Gerald D.
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Urban Farming Seed Giveaway | SLOLA

Urban Farming Seed Giveaway | SLOLA: The nonprofit Urban Farming is going to give away 7000 plants and 500 seed ...
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New Orleans school cultivates a generation of forward-thinking farmers

New Orleans school cultivates a generation of forward-thinking farmers | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Nat Turner and the hardworking young crew behind Our School at Blair Grocery are bringing healthy soil and fresh food to the Lower Ninth Ward.
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HydroponicsTV: The Grow Channel - AgriHouse Air Foods - aeroponic organic food production Videos

Discovery Channel interview (aired January 15th &16th 2009) with Rick Stoner, Founder and President of AgriHouse Inc. Includes tour of the...
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Vertical Gardens in Mexico a Symbol of Progress

Vertical Gardens in Mexico a Symbol of Progress | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Eco-sculptures are the latest indication that Mexico City has become a leader in environmental efforts for the developing world. (Green roof?
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CNN profiles Vancouver in two-part series | OpenFile

CNN profiles Vancouver in two-part series | OpenFile | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
yay #local food and urban farmers - great peeps RT“@OpenFileVAN: WATCH: CNN profiles Vancouver urban farming: http://t.co/IDRuCaPn”...
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Hydroponic Gardening Brings Affordable, Fresh Vegetables to a Manilla Suburb | Ecology Global Network

Hydroponic Gardening Brings Affordable, Fresh Vegetables to a Manilla Suburb | Ecology Global Network | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Residents of the Manilla suburb of Twinville are enjoying affordable, fresh, locally-grown vegetables thanks to a new, inexpensive hydroponic system. (Hydroponic Gard. Brings Aff.
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Green roof on university laboratory building to provide cooling, other enviro ... - Water World

Green roof on university laboratory building to provide cooling, other enviro ...Water World"This new green roof project at the University of Delaware is a great example of the power of public-private partnerships," said Senator Carper (D-Del.).
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Antibiotics in Ethanol Grains: Glass Half-Empty or Half-Full?

Antibiotics in Ethanol Grains: Glass Half-Empty or Half-Full? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
So hi. Apologies to disappear, constant readers -- I was mired in the last revise of a big magazine story. (Which will be out in two months ...
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Impact of climate change on forest diseases assessed

Impact of climate change on forest diseases assessed | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
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EC presents CLIMATE-ADAPT: A new tool for climate adaptation policy-making - Focus News

EC presents CLIMATE-ADAPT: A new tool for climate adaptation policy-making - Focus News | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

EC presents CLIMATE-ADAPT: A new tool for climate adaptation policy-makingFocus NewsAdaptation means anticipating the adverse effects of climate change and taking appropriate action to prevent or minimise the damage they can cause.

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Poland Is Latest Nation To Ban Monsanto's GMO Maize

Poland Is Latest Nation To Ban Monsanto's GMO Maize | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Poland's announcement comes less than a month after seven countries blocked a proposal by the Danish EU presidency to allow the cultivation of genetically-modified plants in Europe.

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Obesity accounts for 21 percent of U.S. health care costs, study finds

Obesity accounts for 21 percent of  U.S. health care costs, study finds | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Obesity now accounts for almost 21 percent of U.S. health care costs – more than twice the previous estimates, reports a new study.
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Studio hopes to target vacant lots, urban farming : The Temple News

Studio hopes to target vacant lots, urban farming : The Temple News | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Studio hopes to target vacant lots, urban farming: Urban Apps and Maps seeks to enagage college and high school ...
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Urban Aquaculture: Fish Farming in the City

Aquaculture (i.e. aquatic plants and animals) is North America's third largest import, only following automobiles and fuel. However, we have managed to overf...
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