Nathan Wright

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Urban Beekeeping on Green Rooftops

<b>My hometown of Washington, DC is famous for scandal and brokenness so you’ll pardon us capital dwellers a little bragging when something goes right.</b><p>Last year 300,000 square feet of green roofs popped up in our city, more than any other in America. Often perched within those urban building-top oases …

The World's First Commercial Vertical Farm Opens in Singapore

The dense metropolis of Singapore is now home to the world’s first commercial vertical farm! Built by Sky Greens Farms, the rising steel structure …

Next-gen urban farms: 10 innovative projects from around the world

Many shoppers like the idea of buying local. After all, it can mean fresher and healthier foods, stronger local economies, direct contact with food producers and in some cases — but not always — lower carbon emissions.<p>But most of us have only a few options for participating in the local food …

How a rooftop farm feeds a city | Mohamed Hage | TEDxUdeM

Urban Organics Transforms Hamm's Brewery into an Urban Growing Zone

With no natural dirt or sunlight, an abandoned brewery may be the most unlikely spot for a farm producing kale and tilapia. But with a little help …

The Story of Sole Food Farms

Urban Agriculture

If Local Farms Aren't Local Enough, Buy From The Rooftop

Local produce just tastes better, right? That perception is part of what's driving the rush of new farming ventures to supply cities with food grown nearby.<p>Some urban farmers are even experimenting with growing food a few blocks away from or even inside the grocery store. Call it <i>über-</i>local …

Home Decorating & Area Rug Blog Specializing in Western Style

Precisely what is interior style? Interior style is all about how we experience areas. Comfy homes, practical offices, relaxing locations, that’s the …

Sustainable food chains make business sense and consumers happy

In a year when horsemeat contamination and food waste have made the headlines, consumers are more conscious about the operation of the food system. Everyone wants food they can trust, but today's shoppers increasingly want more than that, and expect retailers to embed ethical and environmental …

Sustainability

Scientists figure out what’s bugging the bees—and how to save them

Finally, some good news from the frontlines of the beeapocalypse: Significantly fewer honey bees died in the winter of 2013-2014 in the US than in previous years, according to a survey released today. Better yet, scientists think they know a simple way to minimize the devastation that has led to a …

One Weird Trick to Fix Farms Forever

Navigating the nexus of food, energy, water and the environment

The UK government's passion for fracking was again on display in last week's Queen's Speech, with proposed changes in the trespass law to allow shale gas firms to drill under people's homes without permission. Ministers continue to insist that fracking can deliver improved energy security, but …

How to feed our planet without devastating the environment

Picture a farmer who tends the land just as his father did, by slashing and burning, clearing the way for the same crops he ate when he was a child …

See Who Actually Owns The Food You Eat–And How They’re Behaving

There are more than 38,000 products in the average American supermarket. That means tons of choice, right? In fact, the vast majority of these products are owned by just 10 companies. Those friendly looking Green Giant pees? That’s General Mills. And Odwalla juice? That’s Coca Cola. This matters, …

Top 5 need-to-knows about Conservation Agriculture

30 Jul 2014<p>In the face of changing weather driven by climate change and the increasing demand for food, Conservation Agriculture (CA) aims to achieve …

Farming

Sustainable Food

Leveraging our global scale<p>It is estimated that more than 9 billion people will live on this planet by 2050. Food and production must increase …

Start an Organic Garden Anywhere Using Fizzy Farms Compact Hydroponic Grower

Do you want a healthy organic garden, but find yourself without the space, skill or time to successfully plant one? The Fizzy Farm helps makes …

Startup Aims to Make Hydroponic Farming Accessible to Everyone

Sustainable Microfarms envisions a future in which anyone can maintain a hydroponic farm because growing produce won't require soil, lots of land or …

Rooftop Gardens Popularity Explodes

A Closer Look at Community Growers an Urban and Rooftop Garden in Milwaukee, WI

Rooftop Gardens in NYC: America's Heartland Series

Collingwood Neighbourhood House Rooftop Garden

DSN: Rooftop Garden in London

VEG at Lounge Six