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Five Examples of Successful Urban Agriculture Done Differently Around the World

<i>On Wednesday, the Landscapes Blog focused on the right to food in honor of World Food Day and Blog Action Day. While hunger, nutrition, and food</i> …

Designing cities and factories with urban agriculture in mind

Urban farms are transforming inner city spaces – rooftops, infrastructure, streetscapes, building skin – into generative ecologies that support the lives of people, and pollinators too. They are bringing into cities, and into plain view, the natural systems that sustain urban life.<p>That is not new, …

Urban Agriculture

Shanghai Shopping Mall Sprouts a Flourishing Urban Farm! [PHOTOS]

What do an urban farm, a shopping center, and a creative art space have in common? In Shanghai, these three concepts have been brought together to …

Phillips' Large New Vertical LED-lit Urban Garden Brightens Food Security in Indianapolis

One of the largest indoor commercial farms with LED lighting will be unveiled today at the AmeriPlex Industrial Park in Indianapolis. Philips has …

Aquaponics

Green Roof How To: Installing Your Own

The state of our front garden had become legendary in our neighbourhood. Our house eco-renovation had at last been completed, solar hot water was …

Energy Efficient Process Discovered to Turn Seawater into Freshwater

Seawater desalination with nothing more than a small electrical field? A simple new method of creating freshwater from seawater—that uses far less …

Organic Produce Even the Blackest Thumb Can Grow. I just love this idea of "regrowing" vegetables! Check it out, I think you're going to love it too! ~Starlene Click here: http://wholenewmom.com/whole-new-budget/grow-in-water-plants-that-grow-in-water/

Aquaponics: 20,000 Pounds of Fish & 70,000 Pounds of Vegetables on a 1/4 Acre

Aquaponics is the combination of aquaculture (fish farming) and hydroponics (growing plants in water only), in a carefully designed, hyper-productive …

Rooftop Farming Is Getting Off The Ground

From vacant lots to vertical "pinkhouses," urban farmers are scouring cities for spaces to grow food. But their options vary widely from place to place.<p>While farmers in post-industrial cities like Detroit and Cleveland are claiming unused land for cultivation, in New York and Chicago, land comes at …

Build a $300 underground greenhouse for year-round gardening (Video)

<b>Can't afford a glass greenhouse? Check out how to build your own underground greenhouse for cheaper and for growing veggies 365 days a year, even in</b> …

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BioCellar Turns Abandoned Cleveland House into a Center for Urban Farming

Cleveland has just unveiled the world’s first BioCellar, a sustainable agriculture project that’s a smart mix of urban design, architecture, and …

Raise Chickens in the City with This Urban Chicken Coop

With more and more people wanting a piece of the urban farming pie, more options for making it happen are starting to become available. The latest is …

Abandoned Detroit School Will Become a 27-Acre Urban Farm

One of Detroit's abandoned schools is about to begin a remarkable transformation. This summer, the east side's former <b>Kettering High School</b> will into a <b>27-acre urban farm</b> known as the <b>Kettering Urban Agricultural Campus</b>.<p>According to the AP, the soon-to-be farm will provide food for the Detroit Public …

For Urban Farming Wisdom, Look to Japan

Japan's efficient garden plots could be a model for how to keep feeding ourselves, even as sprawling cities devour land<p>Azby Brown<p>Urban development in Japan often leaves small farm plots, rice fields, and other rural features intact while houses and apartments spring up all around them. When …

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Growing hydroponic tomatoes and tomato plants in a soil garden are two different methods, each with its own benefits. The only similarity is the same tomato seedlings can be planted using either method. Soil-grown tomatoes have a low-cost set-up with the downside of having a higher risk of pest …

Hydroponics in a Small Package

<i>by Anthony Reyes</i><p>For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to create something that would be beneficial to families everywhere. I experimented with …

Hydroponics used to grow salad in tunnels under London

A second world war bomb shelter has been converted to grow eco-friendly salad approved by celebrity chef Michel Roux Jnr<p>A few hundred metres from Clapham North tube station stands a padlocked gate. Behind the gate is a dark, damp entrance to a spiral staircase leading 33 metres underground. A …

Aquaponics

Myanmar's Inle Lake Shows Bridge to Ancient Hydroponic Farming Systems

In today’s world, where a shift from large scale agribusiness to smaller scale, localized growing can be seen, ideas such as hydroponics and …

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 …

Aquaponics

Kijani Grows Will Bring Small, Internet Connected Aquaponics Gardens to Schools

Aquaponics systems have grown in popularity over the years and they’re currently one of the most common urban farming techniques. But while closed …

Every School Should Have a Farm to Feed Its Students

I have always loved working with my hands. It is only now, after five years of farming that I realize I chose to farm as a way to work with my hands …

Aquaponics - Farming For Change

I was first introduced to the concept of hydroponics while visiting Epcot Center in Orlando, Fla. in 1984 while on vacation with my family. It was a concept in a futuristic setting. Years later I was again introduced to a new concept in farming by Paul Reebs, the owner of Point Loma Farms in San …

Click & Grow Introduces Internet-Controlled Smart Farm for Urban Agriculture

California-based company Click & Grow makes urban farming easy for even the least savvy green thumbs. Their electronic smart pots monitor plants and …

Appareil's Agriculture 2.0 Vertical Farm Tower Re-imagines the Future of Urban Food Production

Agriculture 2.0 is an urban growing system that takes vertical farming to the next level. A breathtaking project designed by Appareil, the spindly …

Urban Agriculture

World's Largest Rooftop Farm Documents Incredible Growth High Above Brooklyn

Brooklyn Grange - A New York Growing Season from Christopher St. John on Vimeo.<p>Brooklyn Grange, a leading force in New York's growing urban farm industry, is celebrating their Brooklyn location's (the company has a smaller farm in Queens) first full growing season with a mesmerizing time-lapse …

GrowUp's Aquaponic Urban Farm Produces Sustainable Fish and Vegetables in a Recycled Shipping Container

Last week London-based GrowUp unveiled their small urban farm, which produces sustainable vegetables and fish through vertical gardening and …

Aquaponics

Solar powered aquaponics for apartments

Steve Cordova created this small, self-contained fish tank and aquaponic planter with the hopes that it will get people interested in urban farming …

Why Micro-Gardening Could Go Big

Most urban consumers are happy to leave farming to the farmers, but for those with a green thumb, it is getting easier to garden in the city. That's …

Gardening