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The Farmery: Growing and selling in shipping containers

An innovative urban farm and market constructed from shipping containers.

By Ben Greene

The Farmery is composed of 4 shipping containers, each outfitted with a gourmet mushroom growing system on the inside and growing panels on the outside walls where herbs, lettuces, greens, strawberries, and other small crops are grown. There are lean-to greenhouses attached to the sides of the shipping containers and a central greenhouse that spans the two stacks of shipping containers. The Farmery is designed to be constructed very cheaply and quickly by using low-cost shipping containers and standard greenhouse components.

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August 28, 2012   2 Comments

Allotment Gardening For Dummies

By Sven Wombwell
March 2010

Allotment Gardening For Dummies is a lively, hands-on guide to getting the most out of your allotment. Whether you’re interested in eating fresh, saving money, getting exercise or enjoying wholesome family fun, this is the guide for you. The stepbystep advice takes you through all the stages in the process, from securing an allotment and preparing your plot, to choosing what to grow and enjoying the benefits of abundant fresh food and a sociable and healthy hobby.

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August 28, 2012   Comments Off