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Meet Cloud 9, the Philly Nonprofit Turning City Rooftops Into Urban Farms

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Cloud 9 Rooftop Farm.

Cloud 9 Rooftop Farm has turned one Poplar apartment building into an agricultural oasis.

By Emily Leaman
Phillymag
Apr 8, 2015

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Campbell-Cobb: Growing food on a roof is a weird thing, and it can be hard to convince people to do it. Green roofs have been taking off, but to grow food you need more soil depth so it takes more weight to put on the roof. Finding space that’s strong enough and building owners who are interested in experimenting is the key.

BWP: What kind of experimenting did you do last season, and what did you learn?

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April 19, 2015   Comments Off on Meet Cloud 9, the Philly Nonprofit Turning City Rooftops Into Urban Farms

High-tech vertical farming facility taking shape in north Pasadena

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City officials recently signed a letter of intent with Indoor Harvest, Corp., a Houston-cased company, to develop an vertical farming facility and education center at a city building locared in north Pasadena. Photo by Kristi Nix.

Indoor Harvest Corp. proposed investing a minimum of $4.75 million to fund operations

By Kristi Nix
Pasadena Citizen
Apr 8, 2015

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Pasadena city officials recently signed a letter of intent to develop a vertical farming facility and education center in north Pasadena through an agreement with Indoor Harvest Corp., a Houston-based company that designs and sells hydroponic systems and specializes in high-tech urban farming techniques.

“We were looking for low-impact development projects for north Pasadena and came up with the idea of vertical farming, which seemed to be a perfect fit for that area,” Pasadena Publications Manager Wayne Holt said. “We also hope to eventually add a farmer’s market and educational programs in partnership with Pasadena ISD. This type of project offers a lot of exciting possibilities.”

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April 19, 2015   Comments Off on High-tech vertical farming facility taking shape in north Pasadena