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When America's Sweetheart Asks Us To Stop Using This Word, Should We Listen?

When America's Sweetheart Asks Us To Stop Using This Word, Should We Listen? | Gardening | Scoop.it
I'm going to think twice next time I call myself this.
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Apparently People Now Cram Farms Into Shipping Containers

Apparently People Now Cram Farms Into Shipping Containers | Gardening | Scoop.it

Apparently People Now Cram Farms Into Shipping Containers. Hoping to address increased demand for locally grown food in urban environments, French designer Damien Chivialle has masterminded Urban Food Units, compact food-growing...


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Japan Aquaponics's curator insight, February 23, 2013 10:06 PM

This is a bit of an old story, but an interesting one none-the-less.  The cost of these systems is currently prohibitive... but if the costs could be brought down then these could be an interesting solution for urban areas.

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Urban Agriculture: Industrial-Sized Rooftop Farm Planned for Berlin - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International

Urban Agriculture: Industrial-Sized Rooftop Farm Planned for Berlin - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International | Gardening | Scoop.it
It is hardly a logical spot for a farm, but three Berliners have earmarked a massive former factory roof for an unusual urban agriculture venture.
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Farm the Rooftops

Farm the Rooftops | Gardening | Scoop.it
In many cities, rooftops that can handle the soil, water, and plant loads are being put to productive use, attacking food insecurity and building communities in the process, said Leigh Whittinghil...
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Another Classic Urban Agriculture Book published in 1979 — City Farmer News

Another Classic Urban Agriculture Book published in 1979 — City Farmer News | Gardening | Scoop.it

"This was one of our ‘bibles’ at City Farmer when we began in the 70’s. There is still much to be learned from it by the same authors who wrote The City People’s Book of Raising Food in 1975. The Olkowskis then went on to promote IPM, Integrated Pest Management, and published a book we still use named Common-Sense Pest Control."

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New York City could open up 1,200 acres of rooftops for farming

New York City could open up 1,200 acres of rooftops for farming | Gardening | Scoop.it
Given how valuable space is in New York City, the city's rooftops are strangely empty. But a proposal from the city's planning department could change that by making 1,200 acres of commercial rooft...
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Video: Urban Farming NYC

Video of examples of urban farming in NYC.


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KCC harvests sun for aquaponics program

KCC harvests sun for aquaponics program | Gardening | Scoop.it


“John Latkiewicz (coordinator of the Kaua'i Small Business Development Center) and I are harvesting our very first crops from our own home aquaponics system,” Cox said.


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Japan Aquaponics's curator insight, February 17, 2013 7:49 PM

A nice simple system that integrates a number of technologies.

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Growing Power's Will Allen is the next big thing in farming.

Growing Power's Will Allen is the next big thing in farming. | Gardening | Scoop.it

Growing Power's Will Allen is the next big thing in farming.  In 2012 alone, Growing Power produced more than $750,000 in crops, raised 50,000 fish in its aquaponic beds, and composted more than 43 million pounds of waste.


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Japan Aquaponics's curator insight, March 10, 2013 8:49 AM

Will Allen uses aquaponics as one part of many approaches to growing sustainable food in an urban jungle.  His efforts to bring fresh food to the under-priveledged is remarkable, and inspiring.

Jim Oldfield's curator insight, May 13, 2013 10:25 AM

Will Allen is doing amazing things with aquaponics. He is a self-made leader in urban aquaponics and agriculture.

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New Study Finds Green Space Linked to Reduced Crime Rates

New Study Finds Green Space Linked to Reduced Crime Rates | Gardening | Scoop.it
Trees, gardens, and grass may be pretty, but did you know they might actually keep you safe, active, and happy as well?

It's true. A study conducted by researchers at the University of Pennsylva...
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Kids garden ideas

Kids garden ideas | Gardening | Scoop.it

Wonderful collection of photos of creations for childrens gardens. Borrow some inspiration or trigger your own.

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Green bean tepee?
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Why Every City Should Be Planting Rain Gardens

Why Every City Should Be Planting Rain Gardens | Gardening | 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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10 Steps to Starting a Community Garden

10 Steps to Starting a Community Garden | Gardening | Scoop.it
1. Organize a meeting of interested people
First determine if the garden is really needed and wanted by the community. It seems obvious, but community engagement is the most important part of ...
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