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A vegetable garden in the middle of Kozhikode, India

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Members of Green View, a collective of organic farmers in Kozhikode, preparing ground for a vegetable garden on a plot belonging to the Government Women and Children’s Hospital at Kottapparamba in Kozhikode. Photo: K. Ragesh.

In addition to farming, Green View has plans to set up an outlet to market the organic vegetable they produce in indifferent parts of the district at the entrance of the vegetable garden.

By Jabir Mushthari
The Hindu
Oct 21, 2014

Excerpt:

There is something seemingly aberrant about a sizeable vegetable garden in the middle of a city. But that is exactly what Green View, a collective of organic farmers from Kozhikode is promising for the city folks. The collective, led by its president M.P. Rajul Kumar, has started the groundwork for the project after the district administration agreed to grant a piece of unused revenue land on contract for the purpose.

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Indoor Agriculture Conference to Host Leaders in Agriculture Technology, Vertical Farming, Commercial Greenhouses

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3rd annual Indoor Agriculture Conference on March 31 and April 1, 2015 in Las Vegas

Press Release
10.13.2014

Indoor agriculture is experiencing rapid growth as drought, supply chain challenges and the scarcity of new farmland force growers to seek more efficient and sustainable growing methods. The leaders in this growing sector of agriculture will meet at the 3rd annual Indoor Agriculture Conference on March 31 and April 1, 2015 in Las Vegas to discuss the present and future of this expanding industry.

The conference will be a chance for commercial growers to see and experience new technology, meet with funders, and learn from some of the most successful companies in the industry. Agriculture technology companies, suppliers and automation companies will also have the chance to meet and mingle with leading vertical farmers and commercial greenhouse operations.

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