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New rules would loosen the soil for urban farms

New rules would loosen the soil for urban farms | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Farming in the city got a boost from the Minneapolis City Council Thursday, after a council committee approved new zoning that would legalize market gardens and urban farms (#Mpls to allow taller hoop houses, 15 market days, bee-keeping,...
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Urban farming in the sky – Daily Commercial News

Ground was broken recently for a building that just might be the future of urban farming.
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Join the Movement | AeroFarms

Join the Movement | AeroFarms | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
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Green roofs growing – in more ways than one – on MSU campus

Green roofs growing – in more ways than one – on MSU campus | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Go Green!Green roofs growing – in more ways than one – on MSU campus http://t.co/1aWxUP4N #green #roof...
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Eagle Cam Watch: First Egg Ready to Hatch

Eagle Cam Watch: First Egg Ready to Hatch | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
[HTML1]Editor’s note: Readers are congregating on this year’s first eagle cam post for comments and discussion. Join them!We're offic...
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Recycle Old Jeans into a Garden Apron. No Sewing Required.

Recycle Old Jeans into a Garden Apron. No Sewing Required. | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
From composting to planting, the garden can be a messy place. This simple, DIY project can help keep you clean, and gives you somewhere to stash those seed packets too.
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The Forgotten Refugees

The plight of the Eritrean refugees in Sudan is absolutely dire. Some people have lived in these camps for 30 to 40 years and for some its all they have known of life. How can this be just, right or ok?
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6 Luscious Living Vertical Gardens That Bring A Breath Of Fresh Air Indoors

6 Luscious Living Vertical Gardens That Bring A Breath Of Fresh Air Indoors | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Our favorite indoor vertical gardens that also help improve the indoor air quality.
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Sustainable Cities: Where are the People? – Urban Times

Sustainable Cities: Where are the People? – Urban Times | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The social dimensions of sustainability are largely overlooked in debates, policy and practice around sustainable urbanism. (RT @admirehomesales: #Sustainable #Cities: Where are the People?
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The Vertical Farm Project - Agriculture for the 21st Century and Beyond | www.verticalfarm.com

The Vertical Farm Project - Agriculture for the 21st Century and Beyond | www.verticalfarm.com | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
By the year 2050, nearly 80% of the earth's population will reside in urban centers. Applying the most conservative estimates to current demographic trends, the human population will increase by about 3 billion people during the interim.
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A farm next door? Urban farming headed for vote in Mpls | kare11.com

A farm next door? Urban farming headed for vote in Mpls | kare11.com | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
RT @dedouble: A farm next door?Urban farming headed for vote in Mpls - KARE http://t.co/SAvkpClY...
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Connecticut Takes First Step Toward GMO Labeling Law

Connecticut Takes First Step Toward GMO Labeling Law | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Connecticut legislative committee backs a labeling requirement for genetically modified foods.
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Consumers seek more locally grown produce - IFT.org

Locally sourced foods are becoming more popular at grocery stores and restaurants, and 52% of consumers say buying local produce is more important than buying organic produce, according to market research firm Mintel.
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Ten UK schools pilot crowd-funded solar roof projects

Ten UK schools pilot crowd-funded solar roof projects | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Ten British schools are attempting to ‘crowd fund’ their own solar panel roofs, with support from carbon reduction organisation 10:10 (UK schools saving money with solar panel project http://t.co/zB72wBkk #internationalearthday...
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The Commercial Leader in Urban Agriculture and Farming | AeroFarms

The Commercial Leader in Urban Agriculture and Farming | AeroFarms | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
An environmental champion, AeroFarms is leading the way to address our global food crisis by owning and operating local farms to grow flavorful, healthy leafy greens in a sustainable and socially responsible wa...
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Controlled Environment Agriculture

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Retailers, food sector and regulators debate food information transparency

Retailers, food sector and regulators debate food information transparency | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A Brussels-based initiative on food information transparency using smart phone technology is gaining momentum with a broad stakeholder forum involving EU regulators, retailers and food manufacturers meeting on key project priorities yesterday.
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Mystery Monkey Makes Itself At Home In a Florida Business Park

Mystery Monkey Makes Itself At Home In a Florida Business Park | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Somewhere between the real estate business, the aluminum supply business, and the gift-basket business -- there's the monkey business.
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Breaking News: Judge Orders FDA to Examine Safety of Ag Drugs

Breaking News: Judge Orders FDA to Examine Safety of Ag Drugs | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Here's breaking news that I've learned about. The significance is going to unfold over the next 24 hours and more, and when it does, I will ...
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Parker Urban Greenscapes Installs the Largest BioWall in The US at Drexel University

Parker Urban Greenscapes Installs the Largest BioWall in The US at Drexel University | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Parker Urban Greenscapes, a division of Parker Interior Plantscapes Inc, recently installed the largest BioWall in the United Stated at Drexel University’s new Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building.
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The Friday Podcast: The High-Tech Cow : NPR

Behind a bucolic dairy farm lies all the roiling tension, rising inequality and economic volatility of the 21st-century economy. (A great urban description of dairy farming.
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Extreme Drought In Mexico: Refugees Will Travel Farther North To Find Water & Work

Extreme Drought In Mexico: Refugees Will Travel Farther North To Find Water & Work | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Continuing drought is forcing deep social, economic, & environmental change in the US Southern Plains and Northern Mexico.
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Aquaponics, Urban Farming And Sustainable New Cities

aquaponicsglobal.com - http://aquaponicsglobal.com/2012/02/aquaponics-urban-farming-and-sustainable-new-cities/Aquaponics, Urban Farming And Sustainable New CitiesAquaponics GlobalWith aquaponics, sustainable urban farming reaches new heights of...
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Cooking better biochar: Study improves recipe for soil additive

Cooking better biochar: Study improves recipe for soil additive | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A simple way to remove carbon from the atmosphere is by adding charcoal, or biochar, to topsoil -- a centuries-old practice that also boosts crop production.
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Urban Micro-farms Sprouting Up Through the Cracks

Urban Micro-farms Sprouting Up Through the Cracks | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Here’s a good one for the “think global, act local” contingent. A group of folks up in the Twin Cities are taking vacant urban lots and converting them into productive urban farms.
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