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Indianapolis Mayor Gardens!

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard encouraged the production of over 50 urban gardens last year. The Indy Urban Garden Program used underutilized land and aband...
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Why Every City Should Be Planting Rain Gardens

Why Every City Should Be Planting Rain Gardens | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
They save lots of money - and that's just their most obvious benefit.

 

"Andy Wible’s backyard in Washington, D.C.’s Petworth neighborhood doesn’t look much like a sewerage drain. But his Bayberry, Bee Balm, Iris and Golden Ragwort plants get the job done – and then some. Dug 30 inches* down and filled with a mixture of sand, topsoil and compost, Wible's rain garden draws raindrops tumbling off the roof deep into the soil, purifying them and recharging the groundwater."

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‘Joto Afrika’ special issue: Climate-smart agriculture for food security in Africa | @CDKNetwork

‘Joto Afrika’ special issue: Climate-smart agriculture for food security in Africa | @CDKNetwork | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

This CDKN special issue of ‘Joto Afrika’ features a range of climate-smart best practices Kenyan farmers and communities are adopting, and identifies some of the prerequisites for developing and diffusing these practices to improve food security.


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7 bold urban projects to watch in 2012 | SmartPlanet

7 bold urban projects to watch in 2012 | SmartPlanet | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Cities struggled financially in 2011, but that doesn’t mean big urban projects aren’t on the way.

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AbCelex Technologies Announces Research Collaboration and Commercialization ... - MarketWatch (press release)

AbCelex Technologies Announces Research Collaboration and Commercialization ...MarketWatch (press release)AbCelex's proprietary antibody-based platform technology can be a substantial solution worldwide to help prevent or significantly reduce...
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Berkeley Jewish farm mixes agriculture, learning - San Francisco Chronicle

Berkeley Jewish farm mixes agriculture, learning - San Francisco Chronicle | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Berkeley Jewish farm mixes agriculture, learningSan Francisco ChronicleUrban Adamah farm, located on a 1-acre lot on San Pablo Avenue, merges agriculture with education, charity and Judaism to create a Kibbutz-like fount of good food and comradery.
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Aquaponics Start-Up in Long Island City Dreams Big - The Epoch Times

Aquaponics Start-Up in Long Island City Dreams Big - The Epoch Times | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The Epoch TimesAquaponics Start-Up in Long Island City Dreams BigThe Epoch TimesSeeds start in cotton cubes, which give them plenty of moisture, before putting them into the recirculating aquaponic system.
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AECOM’s Giant Amusement Park in Seoul Wins International Competition

AECOM’s Giant Amusement Park in Seoul Wins International Competition | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Seoul, Korea's existing Grand Park is a basic big city park with trails, playgrounds, an art museum and a zoo.
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Paris to Plant 80,000 Square Yards of Green Roofs and Rooftop Gardens by 2020

Paris to Plant 80,000 Square Yards of Green Roofs and Rooftop Gardens by 2020 | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Paris' recently ratified Biodiversity Plan includes a call to triple the number of rooftop gardens and green roofs in the next decade. (http://t.co/EprxX7Ms Look at Paris Go.
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SPIN-Farming 2.0 | Garden State Urban Farms

SPIN-Farming 2.0 | Garden State Urban Farms | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Urban agriculture can be traced back as far as ancient Egypt. It was even popularized recently (relatively speaking) as victory gardens during the first half of the 20th century. The present day economy presents its own unique ...
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A small Aquaponic System - NaturalNews.tv

A small Aquaponic System - NaturalNews.tv | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
This is a small Aquaponic system. It is a symbiotic relationship between fish, aerobic bacteria, fungi and plants with a few nematodes thrown in for good measure.
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Bahrain plans new hydroponic project

A pioneering project to create a centre where plants, fruits and vegetables are grown without soil will finally get underway in Bahrain next month.
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Urban-farming Apprenticeships — City Farmer News

Urban-farming Apprenticeships — City Farmer News | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Urban-farming Apprenticeships: Seeds @ City Urban Farm empowers young urban farmers and cul...
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How cities can embrace urban agriculture and weaken the grip of 'big food'

How cities can embrace urban agriculture and weaken the grip of 'big food' | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Many city governments around the world are encouraging agriculture in urban areas--so long as it stays small scale and doesn't challenge the status quo.

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NIGERIA: High Pesticide Residue In Vegetables Sold In Lagos, Environs

EMERGING facts from an independent research indicate that the majority of common vegetables consumed in Lagos and its environs have more than the minimum level of pesticide residue, the chemical of which remains in food after being applied to food crops.


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San Francisco Legitimizes Urban Farming | The Farmers Market Gazette

San Francisco Legitimizes Urban Farming | The Farmers Market Gazette | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
By Catherine Adams, guest contributor January 27, 2012 San Francisco took a bold step in 2011 further legitimizing urban agriculture in the city. Wi...
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Aquaponic System | Aquaponic Food Production | Naturally Earth ...

Aquaponic System | Aquaponic Food Production | Naturally Earth ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
We found this great infographic that explains how aquaponics works. It's a natural ecosystem and you can eat what you grow.
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Urban Agriculture: Aquaponics | JOURNAL OF HUMANITARIAN ...

Urban Agriculture: Aquaponics | JOURNAL OF HUMANITARIAN ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Food, we all eat it, or at least we want and need to, how we meet that daily demand varies culturally, economically, socially and psychologically. In the past.
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Multifunctional Small Green Roofs: Drought-Proof Shelters With ...

Multifunctional Small Green Roofs: Drought-Proof Shelters With ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
We have now reached the point where our roof capture area has exceeded our water storage capacity so the latest two roofs on my construction escapade have been designed with different functions in mind.
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AECOM + BIG Unveil Plans to Revamp Chicago’s Navy Pier with a Vertical Farm and Roof Gardens

AECOM + BIG Unveil Plans to Revamp Chicago’s Navy Pier with a Vertical Farm and Roof Gardens | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
AECOM and Bjarke Ingels Group's bold plan to redesign Chicago's Navy Pier calls for a vertical farm and roof gardens.
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Urban Patches is a Website That Teaches and Connects Aspiring ...

Urban Patches is a Website That Teaches and Connects Aspiring ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Hoping to get your own urban farm started this year but unsure where to start? Urban Patches is a website that can help!
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USDA awards $40 million grants to boost local food supplies - Reuters

USDA awards $40 million grants to boost local food suppliesReutersBy Christine Stebbins | CHICAGO (Reuters) - The US Agriculture Department on Friday awarded $40.2 million in grants to farmers, ranchers and farmer-controlled rural business ventures...
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Texas Aquaponics - Aquaponic Plant Growth.mpg (by backyardaquaponics)

Aquaponic Plant Growth.mpg (by backyardaquaponics) (Video: Aquaponic Plant Growth.mpg (by backyardaquaponics) http://t.co/2g0kuy8o...)...
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The Brooklyn Botanic Garden Gets a 10,000 Square Foot "Roof Meadow" (Video)

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden Gets a 10,000 Square Foot "Roof Meadow" (Video) | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A timelapse video shows the month long construction of a rooftop garden in just two minutes.
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