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Beyond Urban Farming and Rooftop Gardens: The Complexity of the Food Cluster | @icicorg

Beyond Urban Farming and Rooftop Gardens: The Complexity of the Food Cluster | @icicorg | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City is a nonprofit research and strategy organization and the leading authority on U.S. inner city economies and the businesses that thrive there.
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Breadfruit Trees are 'Trees That Feed' and Create Jobs in Jamaica

Breadfruit Trees are 'Trees That Feed' and Create Jobs in Jamaica | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Breadfruit trees planted by Trees That Feed Foundation are creating food systems and jobs in Jamaica.
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“Just winging it in the city”

“Just winging it in the city” | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
“Just winging it in the city” (RT @junctionette: Beautiful blog about urban farming: http://t.co/VN23WAIF #urbanag...)...
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Wearable Planters Turn Live Plants into Jewelry

Wearable Planters Turn Live Plants into Jewelry | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Portable tiny gardens set in gem-like planters give new life to the concept of jewelry.
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A Hydroponic Farm Grows In This Brooklyn Food Pantry - Co.Exist

A Hydroponic Farm Grows In This Brooklyn Food Pantry - Co.Exist | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Co.ExistA Hydroponic Farm Grows In This Brooklyn Food PantryCo.ExistUrban farming is hard, but it gets easier when you can put it all inside, like they've done in the food desert of Bushwick. Now there is fresh lettuce for everyone.
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DC farms could rise above I-395 - Washington Post (blog)

DC farms could rise above I-395 - Washington Post (blog) | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
DC farms could rise above I-395Washington Post (blog)Four "gardening activists" work in DC (Sarah L.
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The Really Slow Food Movement

The Really Slow Food Movement | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
In 1475, the Duke of Bavaria and Princess Hedwig of Jadwiga got married.  It was the celebrity wedding of the century, with days of dancing...
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These 5 Self-Watering Planters Make Vegetable Gardening Easy

These 5 Self-Watering Planters Make Vegetable Gardening Easy | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Eliminate the guesswork of when to water your container garden with these five examples of self-watering planters...
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A Former Chicago Meatpacking Plant Becomes a Self-Sustaining Vertical Farm - Design - GOOD

A Former Chicago Meatpacking Plant Becomes a Self-Sustaining Vertical Farm - Design - GOOD | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Once dedicated to producing red meat for the masses, the building will become a zero-waste producer of more sustainable foods.
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Urban youth farm a community gathering place in East Oakland - healthycal.org

Urban youth farm a community gathering place in East Oakland - healthycal.org | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Urban youth farm a community gathering place in East Oaklandhealthycal.orgPhoto: Marnette Federis/California Health Report By Marnette Federis East Oakland's Acta Non Verba Urban Youth Farm is an unexpected patch of green oasis near the bustle of...

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Aquaponics: a New Technology to Recycle Water and Feed a Rapidly Growing Population

Aquaponics: a New Technology to Recycle Water and Feed a Rapidly Growing Population | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
An interview with Aquaponic Entrepreneur Mark Hasey on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, hosted by the Founder of Bio Logic Aqua Research.

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An idea takes root

An idea takes root | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs venture into urban mushroom farming and revitalizing communities. (Very cool venture idea.....urban mushroom farming!
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Cost of Food as Catalyst for Change Cannot Be Ignored · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader

Cost of Food as Catalyst for Change Cannot Be Ignored · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
In 18th century Paris the first thing the lieutenant of police did every morning upon reaching his desk was to inquire as to the price of a loaf of bread in the bakers' shops of Paris.
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GET THE WORD OUT: Greener Blocks Apr 28 + 29 Las Vegas

GET THE WORD OUT: Greener Blocks Apr 28 + 29 Las Vegas | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

Let's get the word out and rock Vegas's socks off. If you know any other ways we can spread the word or if you may have other groups or press contacts, please make sure to get them in touch. The press release is attached for your reference as well and has a great, quick overview of the details.
Also check out (and share!) our story in the Las Vegas Sun! http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/apr/18/las-vegas-group-transforming-blight-greener-block- ;


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In an old Chicago meat plant, greens and fish grow - CBS News

In an old Chicago meat plant, greens and fish grow - CBS News | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
In an old Chicago meat plant, greens and fish grow (A cool new urban farming project in Chicago using aquaponics:...)...
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Component of pizza seasoning herb oregano kills prostate cancer cells

Component of pizza seasoning herb oregano kills prostate cancer cells | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Oregano, the common pizza and pasta seasoning herb, has long been known to possess a variety of beneficial health effects, but a new study indicates that an ingredient of this spice could potentially be used to treat prostate cancer, the second...
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Methyl Iodine and Strawberries

Methyl Iodine and Strawberries | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
You may already know that conventional strawberries fall into the Dirty Dozen list of conventional foods that you should avoid. This is because strawberries are sprayed with massive amounts of chemicals.
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Louisiana Agritourism: Urban Farming for Kids in New Orleans

Louisiana Agritourism: Urban Farming for Kids in New Orleans | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Urban Farming for Kids in New Orleans. Kids' Village opening on April 26th in New Orleans will be one of the only community gardens in the city designed primarily for kids in pre-school to 5th grade. Organizers are planning ...
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Why Eat Locally Grown Food?

Why Eat Locally Grown Food? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The more I learned about where our food was coming from, the angrier I got. I had never really thought about it before. But once you know this stuff, you can't un-know it. And then what do you do? We;ll, here's what I did...
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Pamper Your Pet With These 10 Natural and Organic Pet Foods

Pamper Your Pet With These 10 Natural and Organic Pet Foods | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Set a high standard for your cats and dogs with these healthy alternatives to traditional food.
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High food prices delay world's Millennium devt goals

High food prices delay world's Millennium devt goals | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON�- High food prices have derailed ambitious aims to slash extreme poverty and hunger across the world by 2015, a World Bank and International Monetary Fund report said Friday.

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Pakistan: Agri research key factor for achieving food security

Islamabad—Sardar Ghulam Mustafa, Director (Public Relations and Protocol), Pakistan Agricultural Research Council l(PARC) has said that Agricultural research is the key factor for achieving food security, therefore, PARC is focusing on emerging issues for advancement of agriculture sector.


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The Living Ocean: Aquaponics: The New Wave of the Future?

The Living Ocean: Aquaponics: The New Wave of the Future? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Nevertheless, community members make the journey down a dirt road, many of them return visitors, to learn more about the hybrid growing system of aquaponics in a farm session that is booked solid every month.

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Slow Food Vancouver Island - Urban Farming

Vegies, fruits, chickens, ducks and bees!!! Urban Agrarian, Chris Adams and Heritage Seed Specialist, Jeff Wright provide insights into the challenges, solut...
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