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Could High-Tech Vertical Farming Feed the Future?

<b>A new method of growing food tackles large-scale problems like hunger, malnutrition and global warming.</b><p>Even though humans have grown food for 12,000 …

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Booze with a side of vegetables: Sandlot unveils urban farm plans at Harbor Point - Baltimore Business Journal

By Amanda Yeager <br>– Reporter, Baltimore Business Journal<p>Apr 3, 2018, 11:47am EDT<b><br>Updated</b> Apr 3, 2018, 3:42pm EDT<p>An urban farm capable of producing …

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Joburg’s mushrooming rooftop gardens

A crop of basil will supply restaurants and traders around FNB's Bank City<p>The old Victorian greenhouse structure at Joubert Park<p>Herbs — and a vast …

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Growing food without sunlight or soil

It’s nearly impossible to walk by the new Controlled-Environment Lighting Laboratory in the Plant and Soil Sciences Building at Michigan State …

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The first Antarctic greenhouse harvest may lettuce go to Mars

Think keeping a desk plant alive is tough? Try farming in Antarctica.<p>Lettuce on the moon might sound like the name of a prog-rock song, but that’s the eventual plan. This morning, Germany’s Aerospace Centre DLR announced that their experimental Antarctic greenhouse had harvested its first crops: 8 …

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Scientists Just Grew a Whole Salad in Antarctica, Without Any Daylight or Soil

Lettuce, cucumbers, and radishes.<p>If we're ever going to make the long trip to Mars and then colonise the place, we'll need a lot of food. If we can …

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This self-sustaining Australian home harvests its own food, energy, and water

Building a self-sustaining home can involve a higher upfront investment, but it usually pays off in the long run thanks to increased efficiency and …

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This hexagonal indoor farm grows more food in less space with 90% less water

Hexagro‘s Living Farming Tree is a groundbreaking indoor garden that uses technology to grow food faster using less space. The innovative design …

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7 Fruits and Veggies to Plant in Your Spring Garden...Like, Yesterday

It's Spring! Well, in some places, anyway. And in those places—like here in Birmingham, Alabama—it's time to dust off your green thumbs and head to …

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Big Data Suggests Big Potential for Urban Farming

A global analysis finds that urban agriculture could yield up to 10 percent of many food crops, plus a host of positive side benefits.<p>Gotham Greens’ boxed lettuces have been popping up on the shelves of high-end grocers in New York and the Upper Midwest since 2009, and with names like “Windy City …

Urban farmers are growing food in skips and abandoned warehouses without soil or sunlight

One inventive venture produces crops in an old air raid shelter<p>Farming is traditionally a countryside affair, due to the need for green space, …

Farm.One

Located in a secret Tribeca facility, Farm.One is chefs' new source for the freshest ingredients in NYC. Their climate controlled hydroponic growing …

Why This Montana Farmer Grows Food Year-Round in Shipping Containers

By Isabelle Morrison<p>Kim Curren, owner of Shaggy Bear Farm in Bozeman, Montana, has worn many hats. She worked in the solar power industry for 15 …

Indoor vertical farming in Asia and beyond: Digging deep in data - Asia News Center

And through all those millennia, farmers have literally battled the elements. They have read the seasons and bred new crop types largely through …

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NYC's Farm One delivers rare, ultra-fresh produce in just 30 minutes

The farm-to-table movement has grown by leaps and bounds over the last few years – and now NYC chefs can pick up sustainable, 100% “nasty-free” …

This Startup Is Building the Techiest Indoor Farm in the World

Indoor vertical farming startup Bowery is in the process of building a second facility which it claims will be the most technologically sophisticated …

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Companion Vegetable and Herb Planting in Raised Rows - Organic Gardening

<i>“Raised Row Gardening” by Jim and Mary Competti, invites readers to try a new method of gardening. Jim and Mary Competti, created the Raised Row</i> …

The Vinegar is Amazing - read about some of its uses, it can be useful for your garden

The Vinegar is Amazing – read about some of its uses, it can be useful for your garden<p>On February 27, 2018 by admin<p>Vinegar has many uses everywhere …

This coffee-filter hack for planters will give even the laziest gardener a green thumb

Tending to a plant is not nearly as tedious as caring for a pet or a human, but it still requires a certain level of responsibility and a nurturing …

The 4-Ingredient Recipe That Makes Flowers Last Longer

Professional florists all agree — skipping floral food is one of the biggest mistakes you can make when it comes to cut flowers. Even the most basic …

Starting Seed Indoors: A Personal Seed Starting Planner - Organic Gardening

<i>Learn about this personal seed starting planner you'll need when starting seed indoors for early blooms and cropping.</i><p>Your Personal Seed-Starting …

Clean Food: If You Want to Save the World, Get Over Yourself.

I’m a permaculture farmer. My goal is to develop natural ecosystems that produce food. My dream is a world with ready access to a diet that nourishes …

Try These Steps For Easy Vegetable Gardening

<b>Find an excellent location for plantation:</b> Vegetables are very adaptable to growing in containers if given a few basic requirements: full sun, …

Top 19 Unique Fruits You Can Grow in Your Backyard

If you have time, space, and inclination, you can turn your backyard into an edible garden that grows not only vegetables but a variety of fruit. …

Ten Mistakes New Herb Gardeners Make (and How to Avoid Them)

Growing your own herbs can be very rewarding and enjoyable, but a few little things can make it frustrating as well. Learn ten mistakes new herb …

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