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SPIN Farming: Growing Urban Farmers « JOURNAL OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS

SPIN Farming: Growing Urban Farmers « JOURNAL OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
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It's Not Urban Farming. It's Community. -- Generocity

It's Not Urban Farming. It's Community. -- Generocity | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Greater Philadelphia's source for local nonprofit news, giving and networking.
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Does Foodborne Illness Trigger Lifelong Health Problems?

Does Foodborne Illness Trigger Lifelong Health Problems? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
I have a new column up at Scientific American about a health issue that is really just starting to be discussed: Whether foodborne illness c...
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Living Planter Chandelier Combines Lighting with Cacti

Living Planter Chandelier Combines Lighting with Cacti | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
This lighting system is an eccentric combination of glass, plants and lights visually intersecting with each other.
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Infographic: Red Meat Is Killing Us

Infographic: Red Meat Is Killing Us | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
No meal seems quite so American--or even quite so mouth-watering--as a nice thick porterhouse steak, or a hamburger straight off the grill. The only problem is that these meals appear to be killing us.
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Urban Farming: Creative Chicken Coop Design | BuildDirect Green Blog

Urban Farming: Creative Chicken Coop Design | BuildDirect Green Blog | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Urban farming and growing your own food in your own garden can include raising chickens. Here are a few examples of creative chicken coop design.
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Home Lighting Concept Powered by Plumbing

Home Lighting Concept Powered by Plumbing | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Hydroelectric power is an easy choice to make if you have access to a stream or river, but this concept takes advantage of the streams running through our walls: our plumbing.
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Seriously, this idea is excellent! Utilizing the plumbing system to be the source of electricity is a perfect concept for every household. Aside from the fact that you can save a lot from your power supply, you are making use of something not-so-important to be a useful one. I never even thought that this can be done.

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42 Flowers You Can Eat

42 Flowers You Can Eat | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Beyond nasturtium blossoms and rose petals, there is a surprising number of blooms that are a true delight to eat.
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Save an Endangered Cacao Tree with Cool Earth this Easter

Save an Endangered Cacao Tree with Cool Earth this Easter | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Love chocolate? Help protect endangered cacao trees and the livelihoods of the Asháninka people.
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Urban Omnibus » Gardener on the Roof: Examining Urban Farming

Urban Omnibus » Gardener on the Roof: Examining Urban Farming | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
RT @dpr_barcelona: RT @UrbanOmnibus Gardener on the Roof: Examining Urban Farming - Irmak Turan recaps @UnionDocs panel #urbanag http://t.co/XN79xuUR...
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Starting seeds in eggshells. This is a Eco-friendly way of starting seeds.

Starting seeds in eggshells
This is a Eco-friendly way of starting seeds. The next time you eat egg, save the shell because now you can plant in them!

Wash the shells
Plant 1 to 2 seeds in every eggshell. So they won’t be crowded when they come out.
You can use a marker to write the type of plant you planted in there. So you don’t forget what you planted in there.
Put the seeds on top of the soil. Remember not to fill the shell full with soil yet. Water them carefully and then add more soil on top of the seeds.
You can use a shower cap to cover the shells. You can put them in a sunny window in a relatively warm area. During the day the seedlings get some sunlight and because they are covered, they are retaining heat and gaining necessary moisture.
When you’re transplanting them, you can just break the shell and put them in the soil. This will be a compost too. Or you can also put them in immediately in the container.
This is an Eco-friendly way of gardening. This is also very affordable.

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Farming in the concrete jungle - Indian Express

Farming in the concrete jungle - Indian Express | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Farming in the concrete jungle - Ever imagined eating fresh fruits and vegetables straight out of your garden in Mumbai?
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Peru Passes Monumental Ten Year Ban on Genetically Engineered Foods

Peru Passes Monumental Ten Year Ban on Genetically Engineered Foods | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

In a massive blow to multinational agribiz corporations such as Monsanto, Bayer, and Dow, Peru has officially passed a law banning genetically modified ingredients anywhere within the country for a full decade before coming up for another review.


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General Motors to Stop Funding Climate Change-Denying Think Tank Heartland Institute

General Motors to Stop Funding Climate Change-Denying Think Tank Heartland Institute | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Tens of thousands of GM car owners called on the automaker to pull its funding, and now it's done exactly that.
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Organic Family Farmers Appeal District Court's Dismissal of Monsanto Lawsuit

Organic Family Farmers Appeal District Court's Dismissal of Monsanto Lawsuit | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Farmers seek to assert and protect their right to grow organic crops without the threat of contamination by Monsanto’s genetically modified seeds.
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Whole Foods to stop sale of unsustainable seafood

Whole Foods to stop sale of unsustainable seafood | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Whole Foods Market said Friday that it will stop selling fish caught from depleted waters or through ecologically damaging methods, a move that comes as supermarkets nationwide try to make their seafood selections more sustainable.
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FREE Family-Friendly Event in Studio City! Join Us for Good Food Day LA

FREE Family-Friendly Event in Studio City! Join Us for Good Food Day LA | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
FREE event in Studio City: March 31 10am-1pm. FREE FRUIT TREE, urban farming, kids & adults activities etc!
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We Won't Be Able To Keep Warming Below 2°C: Former UN Climate Chief

We Won't Be Able To Keep Warming Below 2°C: Former UN Climate Chief | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
These remarks come at a particular poignant time.
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Bees 'self-medicate' when infected with some pathogens

Bees 'self-medicate' when infected with some pathogens | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Honey bees "self-medicate" when their colony is infected with a harmful fungus, bringing in increased amounts of antifungal plant resins to ward off the pathogen.
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Branson Aquaponic Garden School proposed for Factory Merchants Mall property

Branson Aquaponic Garden School proposed for Factory Merchants Mall property | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
BRANSON, Mo.-- It's a green idea for the red-roof mall in Branson.  The city hasn't officially started taking proposals for the Factory Merchants Mall, which it will take over in June.  But a Branson woman has an idea that would provide jobs, food,...
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Bryson: The revolution of urban agriculture - Joliet Herald News

Bryson: The revolution of urban agriculture - Joliet Herald News | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
This spring, some of my Roosevelt University students and I work Wednesday afternoons at the Chicago Lights Urban Farm, a small but incredibly productive operation in the Cabrini-Green neighborhood on Chicago’s near North Side. This half-acre oasis of green built atop an abandoned basketball court started as a community garden back in 2002. Now, the Chicago Lights staff, volunteers and local youth interns produce more than a hundred kinds of vegetables each growing season from this hitherto derelict property.

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No vacancy: Unleashing the potential of empty urban land

No vacancy: Unleashing the potential of empty urban land | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A group of volunteers in Brooklyn mapped all the vacant city-owned properties in the borough, and discovered a remarkable amount of unused real estate. Now, they’re giving residents the tools to ...
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