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Leafy Green Machine is a complete urban farm system in a shipping container

<b>These shipping container growing units from Freight Farms feature high-density vegetable & herb production, and include everything needed to go from</b> …

china paves the way for a new definition of urban farming

<b>china paves the way for a new definition of urban farming</b><br>image courtesy of foreign policy<p>2011 marked a paramount year in modern chinese history- the …

Sustainably feeding cities with aquaponics | DW | 19.03.2015

Tucked away behind a furniture store, a hardware store and a post office, you'll find what could be the future of urban farming: What once was a …

Why Louisville Is Betting Big on a Massive Food Wonderland

The city's planned FoodPort is part of a trend toward mixed-use food hubs.<p>You’d be forgiven for mistaking the West Louisville FoodPort project for a theme park. Featuring carnivalesque roofs, a zigzag floor plan, and a bright red ball mounted in a central plaza, the latest mock-ups for the site (by …

Sustainable Food in the City: 10 Smart Urban Farm Designs

The world’s largest indoor farm has already proven just how amazingly successful food production can be outside of standard agricultural setups, and …

LED Lights Are The Future Of Urban Farming—At Least If Philips Has Anything To Say About It

The lighting giant is among those building out a city farming division, preparing to fuel the vertical farms of the future.<p>Forty-five minutes outside Chicago, there is a warehouse. From the outside, this warehouse is like any other. Inside, however, instead of crates and boxes, it contains stacks …

'Vertical farm' poised to rise inside old Mat Maid building

A legal grow operation will soon open inside the old Matanuska Maid building in Anchorage, with an ambitious goal of cultivating 20,000 plants per …

Converted Factory-Turned-Vertical Farm Will Grow 2 Million Pounds of Vegetables

The city of Newark, New Jersey will soon be home to the world's largest indoor vertical farm. A 69,000-square-foot building is currently under construction, and it will serve as the new global corporate headquarters for AeroFarms, an urban agricultural company. Having this facility means that …

In 2050, You Might Want To Be Living In Helsinki

The city and its suburbs are growing, but so is its vision for dense, walkable neighborhoods and car-free transit. It’s a model for the future of urban smart growth.<p>Helsinki already ranks as one of the world’s most livable cities, but by 2050, it may top the list, especially as other cities …

Foster to build Toronto tower with what looks like the largest living wall in North America

Mies Van der Rohe is famous for his phrase "less is more", but really these days, in cities like New York and Toronto, everybody is channelling …

6 Downloadable Food Machines For The Urban Homesteader To Make On Their Own

No need to spend a lot on your next worm hotel or chicken coop. Now you can make them yourself with these open-source designs.<p>Open source product development started with software. Now it’s spreading to hardware as well. Projects like WikiSpeed and WikiHouse show how distributed groups of people …

How to build a Portable 420 watt Solar Power Generator . Very Detailed Video Instructions,perfect for beginners

This 2 part series shows you how to build 240,420W Solar Power Generators .The first video outlines detailed step-by-step instructions on how to …

Clean Energy

Is Urban Survival Possible?

There is a mantra within the hallowed halls of prepper knowledge, lore and opinion that goes something like this. The only way to survive TEOTWAWKI …

Mad Max

Designs Give Glimpse of Future Los Angeles as a Farm City

Despite having nearly 4,500 miles of sidewalk in disrepair, Los Angeles has made strides in recent years toward becoming a more walkable, sustainable …

This Farm In A Box Can Grow As Much Lettuce As An Acre Of Land

Who needs a green thumb when you have the CropBox, which grows your plants automatically, and can be adjusted with a smartphone.<p>For any would-be farmers who aren’t quite ready to move to the country and commit to years of back-breaking labor, here’s another option: Now you can rent a farm in a …

Urban Farming: A Plan to Scale through Networks

Share<p>Share<p>Tweet<p>Email<p>Shares 0<p>January 9, 2015; Asheville Citizen-Times (Asheville, N.C.)<p>In Asheville, North Carolina, Patchwork Urban Farms has a big …

An Abandoned Kentucky Tobacco Factory Is Transforming Into A Massive Local Food Hub

A food desert in Louisville will soon become one of the biggest havens for local food in the country.<p>A factory in Louisville, Kentucky, made chewing tobacco for over a century before folding in 2009. Now the abandoned site is a symbol of how the city is changing: The 24-acre brownfield will soon …

Looking for Leaders on Climate? Follow the Women Farmers

"I give you a message from my heart," she says, "let's move forward and work together for the benefit of everyone. And especially for those who work …

Climate

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

5 Ways Vertical Farms Are Changing the Way We Grow Food

No soil? No problem. From Japan to Jackson, Wyoming, plucking fresh lettuce is as easy as looking up. Vertical farms have been sprouting around the …

Film Growing Cities On the Urban Farming Movement Paradigm Shifts Film Festival

<b>Wednesday, March 11, 6pm EDT</b>: The Urban Farming Movement is spreading throughout the country. From abandoned lots to rooftops and everything in …