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David Suzuki: The benefits of cycling go beyond reducing climate change

David Suzuki: The benefits of cycling go beyond reducing climate change | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Cities designed for humans rather than cars are better places to live, with less traffic congestion, more parks and public spaces, and healthier citizens (Urban design includes cycling..RT "@BWB_Canada: David Suzuki: The benefits of cycling go beyond...
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A Greener Strategy for New York's Runaway Sewage

A Greener Strategy for New York's Runaway Sewage | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
An accord is reached on investments in infrastructure for preventing storm water from overwhelming New York City's sewage system and polluting creeks and rivers.
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Indonesia Berkebun, Inspired Urban Farming

Since the late 1960s, the influx of people from villages and small towns into Jakarta has grown each year in large numbers, estimated at a little under a million annually.
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Soilless boost to terrace farming - Deccan Chronicle

Soilless boost to terrace farming - Deccan Chronicle | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Deccan ChronicleSoilless boost to terrace farmingDeccan ChronicleDC Chennai high-rise dwellers can now learn sustainable, small-area terrace farming from Tigalli Mallesh comfortably from home.
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Homegrown foods have a homecoming - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Homegrown foods have a homecoming - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Homegrown foods have a homecomingMilwaukee Journal SentinelToday the "eat local" movement in Milwaukee has spawned a pioneering urban farm scene, an ever-growing selection of farmers markets - including more winter markets - and CSAs (community supported...
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The Everything Roof

The Everything Roof | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A grassroots initiative in Toronto, Canada, is seeking to create a community rooftop garden and learning space above an intercity building.
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City Garden on the Rooftops of NYC - City Garden And Farming

City Garden on the Rooftops of NYC - City Garden And Farming | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Urban Farming is a growing trend all over the country. Check out this amazing city garden and the movement that surrounds it. (Urban farming on the roofs of NYC: Check it out and get involved!
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City Makes Sidewalk From Hundreds of Old Toilets

City Makes Sidewalk From Hundreds of Old Toilets | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Toilets are easily the most long-suffering fixtures of modern life, tucked away behind closed doors to endure decades of unspeakable uses -- so don't they deserve something better than a landfill?
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Hydroponic gardening a rooftop feature at Jsix Restaurant in San Diego

Hydroponic gardening a rooftop feature at Jsix Restaurant in San Diego | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Jsix Restaurant in San Diego has taken the term organic to a whole new level. They have a feature that most restaurants, anywhere, do not.
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Forgotten Harvest: Driving hunger from the Detroit metropolitan community

Forgotten Harvest: Driving hunger from the Detroit metropolitan community | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Forgotten Harvest relieves hunger in the Detroit metropolitan community by rescuing surplus, prepared and perishable food and donating it to emergency food providers.
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To Cut The Risk Of A High-Fat Meal, Add Spice : NPR

Researchers have found that a meal loaded with spices like turmeric and cinnamon helps cut fat levels in the blood — even when the meal is rich in oily sauces and high in fat.
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Staph In Pigs And Pig Farmers: The Latest Reports (ICEID 1)

Staph In Pigs And Pig Farmers: The Latest Reports (ICEID 1) | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
I'm spending the first part of this week at the International Conference for Emerging Infectious Diseases, a biennial scary-disease nerdgasm...
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Increased honey bee diversity means fewer pathogens, more helpful bacteria

Increased honey bee diversity means fewer pathogens, more helpful bacteria | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A novel study of honey bee genetic diversity has for the first time found that greater diversity in worker bees leads to colonies with fewer pathogens and more abundant helpful bacteria like probiotic species.
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Research reveals carbon footprint caused by China's irrigation system

Research reveals carbon footprint caused by China's irrigation system | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
China’s groundwater irrigation system is responsible for polluting the atmosphere with more than 30 million tonnes of CO2 per year – according to research from the University of East Anglia.
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Self-Watering Grow Bins

Self-Watering Grow Bins | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Self watering grow bins: http://t.co/DiPvxdRg This is a cool idea; and it's easy to build. Home Gardening. Urban Farming.
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Will Allen recounts his farming roots - JSOnline

Will Allen recounts his farming roots - JSOnline | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
By now, Will Allen's story is familiar to most Milwaukeeans: Son of a sharecropper, former pro basketball player; leaves corporate job to take up farming; buys the last bit of agriculturally zoned land in the city.
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The Global Garden: A little love for the loquat - Los Angeles Times

The Global Garden: A little love for the loquat - Los Angeles Times | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The Global Garden: A little love for the loquatLos Angeles TimesThe tree is fast growing and drought tolerant, with dense foliage that can be pruned or espaliered to create a green wall.
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Plant Connection Installs Living Wall That Helps Patients Heal ...

Plant Connection Installs Living Wall That Helps Patients Heal ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Many of Plant Connection's living walls are used in environments to either aid in contributing to sustainable building solutions, or to create aesthetical living works of art. At Hope Lodge, a green wall was specially designed ...
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The Horticultural Society of New York

The Horticultural Society of New York | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Is urban farming real or a fad?Going to @thehort's Urban Agriculture Conference on Friday to find out: http://t.co/lK7uEREW...
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Modern Chicken Coop in Urban Seattle

Modern Chicken Coop in Urban Seattle | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Check out this lively, modern chicken coop by Nicole Starnes Taylor of MAKE Design Studio.  Taylor designed it for three chickens and their owners in urban Seattle.  With a screen floor and castors, the mobile hen house fertilizes the underlying...
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10,000 GM Car Owners Tell the Automaker to Stop Funding Climate Denial

10,000 GM Car Owners Tell the Automaker to Stop Funding Climate Denial | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
One of the revelations from the Heartland Institute debacle was the the 'Big Three' carmaker General Motors was donating cash to the climate change-denying think tank. Thousands of GM car owners are now circulating a petition telling them to stop.
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Green Living: One Mom Tells All about Her Family's Urban Farming Adventures - ParentMap

After interviewing Seattle mom Traci Fontyn for our article about urban farming with kids, we were so impressed with her family's dedication to their DIY back-to-the-basics lifestyle approach.
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Global warming skepticism climbs during tough economic times

Global warming skepticism climbs during tough economic times | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The American public's growing skepticism in recent years about the existence of human-made global warming is rooted in apprehension about the troubled economy, a new study suggests.
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Video of Flooded Paris Evokes the Threat of Rising Seas - OUCH !!!

Video of Flooded Paris Evokes the Threat of Rising Seas - OUCH !!! | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A video imagines a Paris that has flooded with one meter of water. Just how unlikely is this inundated future?
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