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Last In Vegetable Acres? For Wyoming, Vertical Farms Might Be The Answer

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Nate Storey, found of Bright Agrotech, a company that manufactures vertical tower for high-density urban farms, calls Laramie, Wyoming home. Photo by Luke Runyon KUNC, Harverst Public Media.

“There is a lot of conservative thinking in Wyoming, and people don’t see it as a food production state,” Yehia says.

By Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media
Community Radio for Northern Colorado
April 6, 2015

Excerpt:

Nate Storey’s greenhouse in west Laramie is packed with vegetables growing in long, upright plastic towers. It’s an urban farmer’s dream. The waste from fish tanks fertilizes the crops through plastic tubing that drips water onto the vertical garden. The greenhouse is small, but produces a lot of food.

“You can grow anything,” Storey says, beaming like a proud father over bok choy, butter lettuce and spinach. “People have grown some crazy stuff with the towers. We’ve grown tomatoes and very large statured crops, watermelons.”

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A Year on the Farm

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Narrated by Casey the farmer and Tillus the worm

By Holly Dufek, Paul E. Nunn
Octane Press
2015

A Year on the Farm introduces children to the world of modern farming, showing the tractors, combines and other equipment needed to plant and harvest crops. The book is filled with photographs of equipment at work and a cast of illustrated characters including Case the farmer and Tillus the worm, and a whole team of equipment characters.

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International Congress on Urban Agriculture Starts in Havana

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The Congress that will last till Thursday includes the presentation of 40 papers

Havana, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina)

The 2nd International Congress on Urban, Suburban and Family Agriculture starts today at the Conventions Center in Havana, followed by the conference “Agrarian Research in Cuba: Outlooks, Challenges and Demands”.

The conference will be given by Adolfo Rodríguez, who is in charge of urban agriculture in the country and is head of the Institute for Fundamental Researches of Tropical Agriculture.

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