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Ketel One Vodka and GQ’s $100,000 contest

Rooftop Farm idea one of five finalists

The Tomato Upstairs
Excerpt from Know Jax
Nov 19, 2012

Daniel Burstein, a local Jacksonville entrepreneur, is in the running to win a $100,000 investment from GQ and Ketel One to jumpstart his business. Daniel’s business plan was chosen from thousands of entries and now he is one of the five finalists for the GQ and Ketel One “A Gentleman’s Call” competition.

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November 29, 2012   1 Comment

Dublin City Farm

A Rooftop farm being built from up-cycled materials in Dublin city centre

From their website:

On September 1st 2012 Urban Farm secured Workshops and Rooftop space and The Chocolate Factory, a new creative community developing in an old confectionery factory in the heart of Dublin city centre, where we are researching and demonstrating intensive urban growing techniques, but we will not just be growing food and keeping fowl and bees.

We have begun building facilities to host events & community groups and provide hands-on workshops that teach responsible food production, carpentry, energy-saving systems, ecological cycles, and community self-sufficiency observing organic and& pesticide free practices. We go beyond the normal timber yards and builders suppliers, all materials used are salvaged from waste, meaning most supplies used in the production of the farm have been diverted from landfill, de-constructed and up-cycled on site.

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November 29, 2012   Comments Off