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Food for the Needy - The Story of AmpleHarvest.org

Food for the Needy - The Story of AmpleHarvest.org | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
AmpleHarvest.org - enabling freshly harvested garden produce to be donated to food pantries across America

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Rick Passo's comment, August 23, 2013 9:56 AM
http://www.good.is/posts/breaking-bread-the-growing-economy-of-food-sharing-communities
Rick Passo's comment, August 23, 2013 10:16 AM
just connected with www.linkedin.com/in/garyoppenheimer/
how awesome is this!
Gary Oppenheimer is the founder and executive director of AmpleHarvest.org, Inc. – a nationwide non-profit that has created an entirely new supply side channel for America’s 33,500 food pantries by building a digital bridge between local gardeners who have grown too much food and a nearby food pantry desperate for the excess.

Given that America has 50 million food insecure people and 40 million home gardeners growing food, the impact of his work is that hunger, malnutrition and the waste stream are reduced, families get access to freshly harvested, locally grown food – vital towards reducing the epidemic of childhood obesity and Type II diabetes, and a sustainable, lifelong bridge is created between the grower and the food pantry.

By moving information instead of food, he is now enabling this locally grown produce to reach more than 6,000 food pantries (about 1 out of every 5 in America) where in the past, only processed food had been available. His core message is "No Food Left Behind" and his vision is an America where millions of gardeners eliminate malnutrition and hunger in their own community. He is a firm believer in the idea that to do the impossible, you must first believe it isn't.

He was named CNN Hero in 2010, Huff Post Game Changer 2011 and was a TEDx speaker in 2012.

Calling upon his past expertise as an entrepreneur, innovator, speaker, communications marketing/sales specialist and environmental advocate/lecturer, his work is now starting to be replicated with his assistance, in other countries.

AmpleHarvest.org has been highlighted on the White House web site, Michelle Obama has both written and spoken about it, it’s been endorsed by the National Council of Churches, the National Gardening Association, the USDA and many others.

Gary is also a long distance cyclist, hiker, farmer and keynote speaker.

Follow AmpleHarvest.org at facebook.com/AmpleHarvest.org, twitter.com/AmpleHarvest.or at www.AmpleHarvest.org/blog

Specialties:• Proficient at finding new solutions for old problems as well as finding old solutions for new problems.
• Embraced technology as an early adopter and therefore helped promote its use and spread.
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Growers form controlled-environment agriculture safety group

Growers form controlled-environment agriculture safety group | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A new food safety group for controlled-environmental agriculture will sprout in June in Chicago, according to leading CEA growers. “The intent is to establish food safety standards,” says a spokesman. Brightfarms, AeroFarms and Little Leaf Farms are the controlled-environmental growers getting behind the new food safety group. The first meeting will be during the United... Continue Reading
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Klein, grün gesund: Mit Micro Greens lässt sich die Speisekarte aufwerten.

Klein, grün gesund: Mit Micro Greens lässt sich die Speisekarte aufwerten. | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Als Micro Greens oder Micro Leaves werden die grünen kleinen Keimblätter von Gemüse bezeichnet, die auch in der Gastronomie zunehmend Beachtung finden.
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Grow to Eat, Setting a New Standard

Grow to Eat, Setting a New Standard | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Taking our original SIP design, Linesh Pillai from Urban Green Fate Farms in India has engineered a breakthrough product for microgreen growing. The product has been used in schools
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MicroFarming for Nutrition

MicroFarming for Nutrition | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Our new Grow to Eat kits are delivering nutrition and education to kids in India. We'll highlight the efforts with shots from two locations with pictures recently taken. Our first location i
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Plantagon's crowdfunded ‘plantscraper’ aims to produce 500 metric tons of food a year

Plantagon's crowdfunded ‘plantscraper’ aims to produce 500 metric tons of food a year | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Plantagon believes that ‘plantscrapers' are the way of the future and they're crowdfunding to create the first one in Sweden.
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Urban farm, set to be largest in US - Farm and Dairy

Urban farm, set to be largest in US - Farm and Dairy | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The Hilltop Alliance, in South Pittsburgh, has made plans for the Hilltop Urban Farm. Soon to be a 23-acre farm used to educate and support the community.
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Earthy Delight

Earthy Delight | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Our newest crop is probably our brightest. These Detroit red beets are spectacular in taste and visually stunning. The beets have proven to be fast growing (12-21 days) and produce one of th
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Chips, chocolate and coffee – our food crops face mass extinction too

Chips, chocolate and coffee – our food crops face mass extinction too | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
It’s not just animals, many seed crops are also endangered. So why is agrobiodiversity so overlooked? This valuable source of affordable, nutritious food could disappear if we don’t act
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Antarctica is getting a farm that can grow produce even when it's -100 degrees Fahrenheit outside — take a look

Antarctica is getting a farm that can grow produce even when it's -100 degrees Fahrenheit outside — take a look | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The Eden-ISS relies on a technique called vertical farming, in which food grows on trays or hanging modules under LEDs instead of natural sunlight.
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America’s First Meat-Free Fast-Food Restaurant Is Getting Ready To Expand

America’s First Meat-Free Fast-Food Restaurant Is Getting Ready To Expand | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Launched two years ago in a small town in Northern California, Amy’s Drive Thru has been a runaway success–much to the surprise of the owners, who now hope to take it nationwide.
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The future of farming is here and it is happening in Lakewood

The future of farming is here and it is happening in Lakewood | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Infinite Harvest, a vertical farming company in Lakewood, can grow enough vegetables to feed roughly 2 percent of the city's population, founder Tommy Romano says.
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Exotic Methi Microgreens

Exotic Methi Microgreens | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Methi or Fenugreek seeds have long been a staple of Indian cuisine. Methi has an incredibly interesting aroma, our first impression was the first smell you get when creating pancakes fo
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Meet Farmlab.One, The Latest Indoor Farming Experiment From Germany’s Largest Retailer

Meet Farmlab.One, The Latest Indoor Farming Experiment From Germany’s Largest Retailer | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
While we haven't arrived at a future where every corner grocery has an in-store farming system with rows and rows of produce, it isn't for lack of trying. This is especially true for METRO Group, Germany's largest retailer, who has been experimenting with in-store farming since early 2016. That's when the retailer launched Kräuter Garten…
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Shoots n Sprouts, Peas Two Ways are Awesome! Kit to Do Both Right in Your Own Home!

Shoots n Sprouts, Peas Two Ways are Awesome! Kit to Do Both Right in Your Own Home! | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Pea shoots and sprouts are mainstays for anyone who enjoys the fresh taste of peas while getting the absolute freshest dose of nutrition available. Search the internet and you will find all sorts of writeups on the nutrition from these incredible fresh microgreens and sprouts. Our kit includes all
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What’s on the menu at Food Dudes? Kale grown in their backyard | Toronto Star

What’s on the menu at Food Dudes? Kale grown in their backyard | Toronto Star | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The Food Dudes are partnering with a Brampton company that creates indoor farming systems, allowing restaurants to use hyperlocal produce in their menus.
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Grow to Eat Kits Enable Super Nutrition

Grow to Eat Kits Enable Super Nutrition | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Our new Grow to Eat Microgreen systems are delivering superior nutrition and farm to fork freshness to restaurants in India. The most publicized installation is in the Andaz Delhi's Ann
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Our New Grow to Eat Store

Our New Grow to Eat Store | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
We are getting ready for the holiday season and today are proud to introduce our new web store where we will be introducing our SIP grow system in the next few days. Our system will featur
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I'm A Young Organic Farmer—Here’s How My Farm Is Fighting Climate Change

I'm A Young Organic Farmer—Here’s How My Farm Is Fighting Climate Change | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The next generation of organic farmers doesn’t just want to grow food—they want a better system. And they need our help.
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Zesty Kohlrabi, the New Kale?

Zesty Kohlrabi, the New Kale? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Move over kale. Kohlrabi is about to enjoy a resurgence in popularity and with good reason! Kohlrabi, also known as German turnip, is a round, tuberous vegetable belonging to the brassic
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Spicy Micro Mix

Spicy Micro Mix | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
With all of our choices of microgreens we now offer a mix of several quick growing, spicy tasting microgreens that allow you to add to your dishes, toppings and salads an instant variety fo
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Urban farming startup raises $1.5m to curb Singapore’s reliance on imported food

Urban farming startup raises $1.5m to curb Singapore’s reliance on imported food | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Packet Greens couples hydroponics technology with automation to make urban farming more efficient.
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Micro Lighting Solution

Micro Lighting Solution | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
 We have visited using low lighting levels to grow microgreens in an earlier blog and now find and offer what we call a Micro Lighting environment to grow out microgreen crops. In a previous blo
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This High-Tech Vertical Farm Promises Whole Foods Quality at Walmart Prices

This High-Tech Vertical Farm Promises Whole Foods Quality at Walmart Prices | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
SoftBank-backed Plenty is out to build massive indoor farms on the outskirts of every major city on Earth.
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From Outer Space to Your Space

Recently on the International Space Station the astronauts served a crop of space cabbage that was grown and harvested entirely in space! What an amazing accomplishment and a critical buildin
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Space Food Experiments

Space Food Experiments | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
We have been following the NASA food growing experiments in space since day one. They have been fascinating to say the least and we have tried to grow some items here inspired by ou
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