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Urban Farming: Fad Or Futureproof?

Agriculture and urban growth have long been considered unhappy bedfellows, with arable land often sacrificed to build high-rise apartments and new roads. But this may be changing. There is growing trend towards urban agriculture, where otherwise unused space is commandeered to grow vegetables, …

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Urban Farmers Earn $75,000 on 15,000 Square Feet Space

Curtis Stone; well known as a successful farmer. He believes in high density and grows crops that will go to market. He is not the first urban …

Americans Are Redefining Farming, And HuffPost Wants To Hear About It

The agricultural sector is often vilified. We know there's more to the story.<p>Across the nation, people are challenging the status quo on farming. And there's perhaps no better time than National Agriculture Day to celebrate it.<p>In Philadelphia, Metropolis Farms runs the nation's first hydroponic …

A Massive Aquaponic Lettuce And Fish Farm Will Grow In A Brooklyn Warehouse

In a year, a startup plans to produce 180,000 pounds of food for local grocery stores and restaurants.<p>“We build industrial-scale ecosystems.” So says Jason Green, CEO and co-founder of Edenworks, a Brooklyn-based urban farming startup. Unlike a typical indoor farm–a sterile environment, sometimes …

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10 Raised Garden Beds That Fit Any Backyard Space

Just add soil, seeds, and sunshine.<p>Starting a garden is no easy task, and it can be especially challenging if the terrain surrounding your property isn't amenable to the types of plants you'd like to grow. Enter the raised garden bed — a boxy unit that allows you to plant flowers, herbs, and …

Are Shipping Containers the Future of Farming?

The startup Freight Farms is using repurposed freight containers and LED lights to grow acres’ worth of produce in a fraction of the space<p>INSIDE THE CAVERNOUS INTERIOR of a former Boston-area taxi depot—walls covered in graffiti, pools of water on the concrete floors—three gleaming green-and-white …

Urban Agriculture

A startup that wants to end world hunger is starting with a tiny indoor vertical farm

It’s not quite farm to table, but one Berlin supermarket is trying to make urban farming mainstream with a high-tech vertical garden in its produce aisle.<p>A pilot project between wholesale supermarket Metro and indoor farming startup Infarm, the Kräutergarten (‘herb garden’) uses hydroponic …

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All plants on Earth may owe their existence to a spooky trick of quantum physics

Plants are possibly the most fundamental life form on Earth, supplying food and oxygen to ecosystems around the planet.<p>And yet many aspects of their leafy lives remain mysterious.<p>Photosynthesis — <i>the</i> process plants use to turn light into energy — is especially something of an enigma. Scientists have …

World's largest vertical farm grows without soil, sunlight or water in Newark

AeroFarms has put $30m into a green revolution that seeks to produce more crops in less space, but whether it’s economically viable is an open question<p>An ambitious, almost fantastical, manifestation of agricultural technology is expected to come to fruition this fall. From the remains of an …

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BrightFarms raises $30.1 million to set up futuristic greenhouses across the U.S.

Agriculture tech startup BrightFarms has raised $30.1 million in Series C funding to bring its high-tech greenhouses, and fresh produce, across the U.S.<p>The company is on a mission to make all fresh fruit and vegetables locally, rather than require them to be hauled from long distances or imported …

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What Can Small Farms Learn From a Car Company?

Modeling our farms after factories hasn’t exactly resulted in the most sustainable farming practices over the years. The shift toward feedlots, …

How does urban farmer Greg Willerer work?

<i>On this season of Working, we left the East Coast behind and flew to Detroit. We’re speaking with eight people who are drawing on the city’s complex</i> …

Urban Agriculture

Has This Silicon Valley Startup Finally Nailed The Indoor Farming Model?

Indoor farming is a trendy startup space, but many of those ventures have recently failed. Plenty thinks its technology, model, and timing mean it’s the place that will finally turn greens into green.<p>“I like to call this the cathedral.” So says Matt Barnard, CEO and cofounder of the vertical …

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This Texas supermarket is growing its own veggies in a shipping container farm

A Texas chain of supermarkets isn’t just in the business of selling vegetables; it’s growing them, too. Based in Dallas, the H-E-B-owned Central …

The urban farmers battling Bangalore’s concrete jungle

<b>How do you farm surrounded by concrete and millions of people? What does urban sprawl mean for food safety and supply? Students from the University of British Columbia Graduate School of Journalism report from Bangalore in southern India.</b><p>In Ramagondanahalli village, Muniraju Hanumanthappa bends …

Blog post of the month: Urban Agriculture: Food, Jobs, and Lower Food Miles

<b>Each month People, Spaces, Deliberation shares the blog post that generated the most interest and discussion. For May 2017, the featured blog post is</b> …

Lakewood hydroponic farm works to be “next step” for agriculture

Joshua Polson, The Greeley TribuneTommy Romano stands alongside some of lettuce being grown at Infinite Harvest, 5825 West 6th Ave. Frontage Road in …

Agtech IoT startup Freight Farms raises $7.3M Series B

Freight Farms, a Boston-based micro-farm startup that builds automated farm systems in shipping containers closed $7.3M in Series B funding. The …

'Chicken lady' farms in Rogers Park, despite neighbors' gripes

Accompanied by her "director of security," a Victorian bulldog called Biff, Mo Cahill opened the back door of a baby-blue truck she keeps in her backyard as a makeshift chicken coop.<p>Out streamed galline citizens of Moah's Ark, a small urban farm on the 1800 block of West Touhy Avenue in Chicago's …

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Singapore turns vacant space into urban farms

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Resource-scarce Singapore is turning vacant pockets of land into space for urban farming as the island city strives to ease its reliance on imported food.<p>Head of farmers at Citizen Farm Darren Ho poses in front of an urban farm in Singapore June 20, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas …

Urban Agriculture

Vertical Farming Is Officially Coming to Grocery Stores

In-Store Farming<p>Fresh produce is the best produce, and nothing could be fresher than crops you’ve just harvested. To that end, Berlin-based startup …

Farming

“When you used to say ‘farmer,’ you wouldn’t have me as the picture.”: Urban farming in Sacramento

<b>Chanowk Yisrael (Picasa)</b><p>Fighting back against the food desert one square-foot farming plot at a time, Chanowk Yisrael leads the way<p>Aaron Carnes<p>July 2, 2017 10:30pm (UTC)<p>Chanowk Yisrael runs next door to surprise his neighbors with a bowl of cherries he just harvested with the help of 48 other …

Urban sweet potato crops feeding the needy

Les Baguley's calloused hands scratch at the soil his family has tilled south-east of Melbourne for 120 years over four generations.<p>From the tangle …

Gardening

Northlands Urban Farm tour shares secrets of farming in the middle of the city

Edmontonians got a taste of farm life in the middle of the city with a public tour of the Northlands Urban Farm on Sunday.<p>“Today was about connecting …

Montreal supermarket is Canada's first to grow produce on its own rooftop garden

When the Montreal borough of Saint-Laurent began pushing for green roofs, a supermarket wondered if it could do regulations one better. Fast-forward …

Canada

Vertical farming startup raises $200M from Alphabet, Jeff Bezos

Indoor vertical farming is on the rise, if a recent funding round for San Francisco startup Plenty is any indication. The company just scored what …

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