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Hydroponic U-Pick Vertical Farm in Florida

Creating a place where people can get fresh – really fresh – produce

By Jessica Clark
First Coast News
Nov 29, 2011

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“Really the goal was to create more of an attraction to the market,” Alexon explained.

So after a lot of research he built a one-acre hydroponic u-pick farm that grows about four acres of fruit, vegetables and herbs.

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Bushwick Campus Greenhouse in Brooklyn, New York

Support an Urban High School Farm Project!

EcoStation:NY, Boswyck Farms, and the Bushwick Campus and its students are in the process of building an incredible greenhouse on the Bushwick Campus, and we’re raising $15,000 through Kickstarter to do it! We want to expand the greenhouse infrastructure and education programs, install both hydroponic and aquaponic systems, pay teachers, and create more opportunities to learn about food justice and community food production in the Bushwick area.

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CARE Canada has gifts to help families lift themselves out of poverty.

Founded in 1945, CARE is a leading international humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. In more than 80 countries, CARE works with the poorest communities.

Piglet for a household

Perhaps you’re asking yourself: “What help is a piglet?” Piglets can be bred and sold, providing a new source of income. So now when someone asks you why you gave a piglet as a gift, you can tell them you helped someone start on the path of a sustainable livelihood. Or you can just oink at them, whichever you prefer. Link here.

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Kids Planting and Harvesting from the Breaking Ground Green Roof in Jacksonville, Florida

Vegetables growing on the roof such as eggplant, okra, peas, butternut squash, cherry tomatoes, banana peppers and purple yard long beans.

Breaking Ground Contracting’s living roof is comprised of three main component ecosystems, including native wildflowers, shrubs and an intensive permaculture food and herb garden. The purpose of Breaking Ground’s living roof is an ongoing sustainability statement through support of wildlife biodiversity, affording economic development, offering educational opportunities to a broad range of people and providing a healthy, organic food alternative in the Urban Core.

See their website here.

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Vermont students unveil “Occupy Vacant Lots” urban farm shed

“We wanted to make a model for urban farmers to build it themselves.”

By Lucia Suarez
Rutland Herald
December 13, 2011

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POULTNEY — Students from professor Lucas Brown’s environmental build and design course at Green Mountain College had the challenge to build a replicable and transportable urban farm shed during the fall semester. They unveiled the 8-foot by 14 foot Occupy Vacant Lots, or OVaL, shed on Monday.

“I really challenged the students with the idea of a farmer with a pickup truck and a circular saw building this,” Brown said.

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Videos showing Detroit’s urban farming


Part 1, Urban Farming Detroit by Lisa Richter, Norman Anderson, George Parker, Ms. Peewee, Sweetie, L.J. Roberts, Malik Yakini.

In many ways Detroit has become the new ‘touchstone’ for urban agriculture, replacing Cuba. (Mike)

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Formerly homeless, mentally ill adults have rooftop farm


Transforming a 3000sq ft. roof into an Urban Rooftop Farm. Georgia’s Place is permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless, mentally ill adults.

Seeds to Feed Rooftop farm in Brooklyn, NY

Seeds to Feed Rooftop farm is a community rooftop garden located at 691 Prospect Place, Brooklyn, NY. The Crown Heights CSA teamed up with Georgia’s Place, a supportive housing facility for formerly homeless adults. Through the expansion of our current rooftop farm this spring we aim to teach residents of Georgia’s Place and the Crown Heights community the art of food cultivation – from seed to harvest.

From their website:

The Power of the Farm

Today two of our residents most devoted to tending the farm pursued Yemi and I during the day because they felt the urge to water, (see preceding picture). With all the glorious sunlight, there was a definite need. As we were heading up to the roof, I was stopped by another resident who wanted to complain about something. She accompanied us in the elevator to the roof, moaning about some perceived slight. Once we got to the roof, she followed us out to the farm, continuing to blither.

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