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Organic Sector a Surging Component of Agricultural Economy

Organic Sector a Surging Component of Agricultural Economy | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

A White House report noted that the U.S. organic industry grew by 9.5 percent overall in 2011 to reach $31.4 billion in sales, making it a noteworthy contributor to the American farm economy. A report, released by the Organic Trade Association (OTA) in April, shows the organic food industry generated more than five hundred thousand American jobs in 2010.


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Ea O Ka Aina: Starting an urban farm

Ea O Ka Aina: Starting an urban farm | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Part of the city's plan has been to support urban agriculture by leasing or selling land parcels for as little as a dollar and by handing out wrenches to allow farmers access to water from fire hydrants when their rainwater ...
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Urban Farmer series – Vancouver's Environmental Youth Alliance ...

Urban Farmer series – Vancouver's Environmental Youth Alliance ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
She facilitates all sorts of skill building workshops, teaches permaculture principles and applications, and urban agriculture techniques. She also helps oversee EYA's Urban Seeds program, and works with volunteers and staff ...
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Study suggests expanded concept of 'urban watershed'

Study suggests expanded concept of 'urban watershed' | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Within two decades, 60 percent of the world's population will live in cities, and coping with the resulting urban drinking water and sanitation issues will be one of the greatest challenges of this century.
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9-Year-Old Who Changed School Lunches Silenced By Politicians

9-Year-Old Who Changed School Lunches Silenced By Politicians | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

Quite a story ... before getting too enraged, read to the end as the updates flow in quickly ...

 

[Updated: June 15, 2012. Read to the end for developments!]For the past two months, one of my favorite reads has been Never Seconds, a blog ...

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Wall of Planters Shades And Ventilates House; A New Kind of Living Wall

Wall of Planters Shades And Ventilates House; A New Kind of Living Wall | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Here is a great way to keep out the sun and plant a vertical garden...
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Vertical Farming

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Always good to remember where we came from ... Time article published in 2008 show early Valcent prototype vertical farm system from Texas

 

In a crowded world, high-tech hanging gardens offer a way to save land, water ...

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Why d.school is the new B-school | SmartPlanet

Why d.school is the new B-school | SmartPlanet | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Business school used to be where budding entrepreneurs and ambitious grads sought a foothold in the corporate world.
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NASA's Robo-Garden Is a Terra-Forming Trifecta - Gizmodo

NASA's Robo-Garden Is a Terra-Forming Trifecta - Gizmodo | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
NASA's Robo-Garden Is a Terra-Forming TrifectaGizmodoThe team already has a working aeroponic prototype, which they plan to build upon with their $40000 X-Hab grant during the next year.
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Spending Time With An Urban Farmer—Annette Cottrell - Michael B ...

I'm a city boy through and through. That means that there are a lot of things I never experienced growin up. One of the things I have found most rewarding about being a curious person and wanting to learn what drives people ...
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University of Louisville Adds a Green Roof at New Business School ...

University of Louisville Adds a Green Roof at New Business School ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Broken Sidewalk - Covering Louisville Neighborhoods.
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Producers urged to improve food safety - China Daily

Producers urged to improve food safetyChina DailyMiao Wei, the minister of industry and information technology, said that the government will encourage food companies to use high-tech technology and to ...
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Urban Agriculture Takes Root with ZinCo's New 'Urban Rooftop ... - Greenroofs.com

Urban Agriculture Takes Root with ZinCo's New 'Urban Rooftop ... - Greenroofs.com | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Greenroofs.comUrban Agriculture Takes Root with ZinCo's New 'Urban Rooftop ...Greenroofs.comStoughton, MA., (June 14, 2012) - ZinCo USA, a recognized leader in extensive and intensive green roof products, announced the release of a new green roof ...
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Seoul's green makeover from the top - Jakarta Post

Seoul's green makeover from the topJakarta PostIts green roof project, which started in 2002, resulted in about 243000 square meters of green space atop some 550 commercial, public-purpose and residential ...and more »...
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Playa Debuts John Sedlar's Super-Secret Rooftop Garden + A ... - LA Weekly (blog)

Playa Debuts John Sedlar's Super-Secret Rooftop Garden + A ... - LA Weekly (blog) | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
LA Weekly (blog)Playa Debuts John Sedlar's Super-Secret Rooftop Garden + A ...LA Weekly (blog)...
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Taste, Technology Unite At Carmel Cafe - Patch.com

Taste, Technology Unite At Carmel Cafe - Patch.com | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Taste, Technology Unite At Carmel CafePatch.com... Bar combines modern food and modern ordering at new University Park location. ... modern dining takes on a new meaning thanks to table side technology.
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Bugs have key role in farming approach to storing CO2 emissions

Tiny microbes are at the heart of a novel agricultural technique to manage harmful greenhouse gas emissions.
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Swooping Swedish Chicken Coop With a Sea View

Swooping Swedish Chicken Coop With a Sea View | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Built on a rocky slope overlooking the sea, this chicken coop mimics the outspread wings of a protective mother hen.
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the POWER of Mobile to change lives and to empower people

the POWER of Mobile to change lives and to empower people | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

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the POWER of Mobile to change lives and to empower people


Farmers are poor and hunger abundant, yet the food is there to fix both problems.
Three countries facing one issue; poor farmers with excess crop and a consumer base lacking food. The solution is easy; connecting the farmer and the hungry so that they can meet each other’s needs.
All three of these entrepreneurs indentified the power of mobile technology in creating these connections, and all three of them are living under the same roof at the Unreasonable Mansion this summer.

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Vertical farming boosts production of vegetables

Video from early last year of vertical farming system prototype that is operating in Singapore

 

Singapore has successfully developed a vertical farming system prototype, which could help the land-scarce Republic maximise its production of leafy vegetabl...

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(a) biotic design studio: Biomimicry

(a) biotic design studio: Biomimicry | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
In the late nineties Janine Benyus wrote a seminal eco-capitalist book called Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. Adapted from a larger Deep Ecology philosophy, the basic precepts were to use Nature as a Mentor, ...

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Nothing but net: Sustainable urban-farming and food forests ...

Nothing but net: Sustainable urban-farming and food forests ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
When it comes to growing your own food, former basketball star and urban farmer Will Allen is shooting threes! CEO of Growing Power, Allen's mission is to provide hands-on training, on-the-ground demonstration, outreach ...
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Urban Tech Farm — Start Garden

Urban Tech Farm — Start Garden | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Vertical urban farms operating at 100% sustainability while revitalizing abandoned buildings. (@davidlavender RT?
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Crops out of concrete: Farming Hong Kong’s urban island | Benjamin Max Gottlieb

Crops out of concrete: Farming Hong Kong’s urban island | Benjamin Max Gottlieb | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Crops out of concrete: Farming Hong Kong’s urban island http://t.co/AmttG9kK...
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Help Pittsburgh Urban Farm Build Bioshelter - MarketWatch (press release)

Help Pittsburgh Urban Farm Build BioshelterMarketWatch (press release)Garfield Community Farm is an urban farming project revitalizing vacant land in Pittsburgh's Garfield neighborhood.
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