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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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10 Best Heirloom Seed Companies as Selected By Readers

10 Best Heirloom Seed Companies as Selected By Readers | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
What's the best heirloom seed company? TreeHugger readers give us their favorite seed sources of heirloom, non-GMO seeds.
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Why Heirloom Grains Will Never Be a Commodity

Why Heirloom Grains Will Never Be a Commodity | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A South CArolina farmer and entrepreneur is reviving commercially extinct grains. And he's telling the history of the South in the process.
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Climate, Food Pressures Require Radical Rethink On Water: U.N

Climate, Food Pressures Require Radical Rethink On Water: U.N | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The world's water supply is being strained by climate change and the growing food, energy and sanitary needs of a fast-growing population, according to a United Nations study that calls for a radical rethink of policies to manage competing claims.

A "silent revolution" has taken place underground, the report warns, as the amount of water sucked from below the surface has tripled in the past 50 years, removing a buffer against drought.


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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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Santorini: The ground is moving again in paradise

Santorini: The ground is moving again in paradise | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The Santorini caldera, which sits underneath a famous tourist destination, is awake again and rapidly deforming at levels never seen before.
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Indoor farm in Brooklyn helps feed hundreds of families

Indoor farm in Brooklyn helps feed hundreds of families | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
In Bedford-Stuyvesant, an increasingly hip but historically low-income Brooklyn neighborhood, one food pantry is also an indoor farm. The New York Daily News visited the Child Development Support C...
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The Fertility Implosion - Does this buy us more time to implement Vertical Farms?

The Fertility Implosion - Does this buy us more time to implement Vertical Farms? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Birthrates are falling nearly all over the world, and the speed of this change is breathtaking. As the population ages, this is creating great challenges.
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