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Fresh from the farms: North Carolina farmers markets are open for business | Fayetteville Observer

Craving fresh vegetables from local farms? North Carolina has you covered.

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After Walkability and Transit Quality, Walk Score Now Ranks Cities by Bikeability

After Walkability and Transit Quality, Walk Score Now Ranks Cities by Bikeability | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
These types of rankings are important because they help put pressure on under-performing cities to improve, and they highlight the best practices of top cities for others to copy.

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A Unique Patch of Native Forest Survives at the Heart of America’s Largest City

A Unique Patch of Native Forest Survives at the Heart of America’s Largest City | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Smaller than world famous urban green spaces like Central Park or Tijuca, the Trianon park in Sao Paulo holds the native richness of the land before development.

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Sleek Wooden Wind Turbine Is an Antidote to NIMBYism

Sleek Wooden Wind Turbine Is an Antidote to NIMBYism | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A new turbine design, with wooden blades, is powered by wind coming from any direction.

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Green Roof Layers Mimic Natural Soil | Eco Brooklyn

Green Roof Layers Mimic Natural Soil | Eco Brooklyn | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Here is a great graphic showing how green roof construction mimics in a few inches what normal soil does in a couple feet. Plants want water, but not too much.
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Greening Tel Aviv with vertical gardening - Haaretz

Greening Tel Aviv with vertical gardening - Haaretz | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
HaaretzGreening Tel Aviv with vertical gardeningHaaretzTel Aviv's 'Houses From Within' exhibit includes home with unique homes where residents are trying to implement urban agriculture techniques that protect the environment in the city.
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New York Green Roof Installer Costs

New York Green Roof Installer Costs | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
I was bidding on a green roof in lower Manhattan the other day and the architect threw out a price of $25-$35 per square foot as a typical price to install a green roof.

He is correct that a green roof can cost $25-35/sq.ft.
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Urban Farming at the University of Washington

When I was a grad student at the University of Washington (a while back), it wouldn’t have occurred to me that there would ever be a farm anywhere on campus.
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A walk in the park gives mental boost to people with depression

In one of the first studies to examine the effect of nature walks on cognition and mood in people with major depression, researchers in Canada and the US have found promising evidence that a walk in the park may provide some cognitive benefits.
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Vertical Farming Among Artists' Vision for Long Island City - DNAinfo.com

Vertical Farming Among Artists' Vision for Long Island City - DNAinfo.com | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Artists present their visions of the future for the northern industrial stretch of Long Island City.

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A Mathematical Challenge to Obesity

A Mathematical Challenge to Obesity | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Carson Chow has used mathematical models to determine the causes of obesity, and ways to stem the epidemic.

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Migrant Skyscrapers Roll Up City Streets Inside Giant Wheels ...

Migrant Skyscrapers Roll Up City Streets Inside Giant Wheels ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
5 Urban Design Proposals for 3D City Farms. Here are five of these remarkable architectural designs for sustainable (and stylish) urban farm towers that may revolutionize agriculture as we know it.
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Statistical analysis projects future temperatures in North America

Statistical analysis projects future temperatures in North America | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
For the first time, researchers have been able to combine different climate models using spatial statistics - to project future seasonal temperature changes in regions across North America.

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If You Put All Earth's Water In One Place, It'd Look Like This

If You Put All Earth's Water In One Place, It'd Look Like This | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
How much water is on the planet?
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Pacific nations under threat from rising seas vow to abandon diesel

Pacific nations under threat from rising seas vow to abandon diesel | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Radio New Zealand International is a Shortwave Broadcaster.
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Clever Plastic-Free and Low-Tech Ways to Store Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Clever Plastic-Free and Low-Tech Ways to Store Fresh Fruits and Vegetables | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Skip the fridge and plastic bags when storing fruits and veggies.
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Coop dreams: Indy goes crazy for chickens

Coop dreams: Indy goes crazy for chickens | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Urban chicken farming is taking off in Indianapolis, and leading that charge is a local advocacy group founded by Andrew Brake: Nap Town Chickens.

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Truck Farm Chicago, Mobile Farm, Aims To Kickstart Second Annual Tour Of City ... - Huffington Post

Truck Farm Chicago, Mobile Farm, Aims To Kickstart Second Annual Tour Of City ... - Huffington Post | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Truck Farm Chicago, Mobile Farm, Aims To Kickstart Second Annual Tour Of City ...Huffington PostA mobile farm that travels to schools, festivals and farmers markets, Truck Farm Chicago brings urban agriculture to areas of the city with the hope of...
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Rochester City Hall’s Green Roof

Rochester City Hall’s Green Roof | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Rochester, N.Y. --- A state grant and some local funds helped build a “Green Roof” atop City Hall. How will it benefit taxpayers? (Rochester City Hall’s Green Roof: Rochester, N.Y.
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Kansas Food Stories: Urban Farm: Ben Stallings

Kansas Food Stories: Urban Farm: Ben Stallings | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
He become a certified permaculture designer in 2010 and his urban farm, starting with 36 crops in its first year, now supplies food for he and his wife, as well as cash crops for the Emporia Farmers Market where he has been participating as a...
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Agriculture & food quality factors in Pakistan - Technology Times

Agriculture & food quality factors in Pakistan - Technology Times | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
IF YOU look at the food items at a store, you will find such things written; Low fat – Gluten free – All natural – Organic – Cage-free. Contains peanuts. Such words or assurances on food products give us a reason to purchase.
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Urban agriculture idea brings farms to high-rises - The Times of India

Multi-storied buildings, apart from providing residential and commercial space, can also take care of the city's basic food needs.

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Downtown event seeks to conjure environmentally friendly commerce

Downtown event seeks to conjure environmentally friendly commerce | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
For one weekend, a downtown street block typically overcome by blight and empty storefronts was transformed into a budding area of businesses, resources and classes for the community.

http://www.lvrj.com/view/downtown-event-seeks-to-conjure-environmentally-friendly-commerce-151490095.html?ref=095

Though the pop-up businesses at Build a Greener Block were temporary, Wiegand said the event created the possibility of permanent stores. He said people inquired about how to lease space along the street.

Six weeks was all it took for Build a Greener Block to happen. Wiegand pitched his idea to Green Jelly, a group of valley residents sharing ideas about environmental issues, and developed a plan with the help of a core team and volunteers.


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Wasted milk is a real drain on our resources, study shows

Wasted milk is a real drain on our resources, study shows | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Milk poured down Britain's kitchen sinks each year creates a carbon footprint equivalent to thousands of car exhaust emissions, research shows.

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