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London Home to UK’s First Commercial Urban Aquaponics Farm

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After receiving planning permission, a London warehouse will soon become home to the UK’s first commercial aquaponic farm, creating sustainable a pioneering new model for sustainable, ethical food production in cities.

The Fish Site
17 April 2015

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The revolutionary farm will use aquaculture and hydroponic technology to produce more than 20,000kg of sustainable salads and herbs (enough for 200,000 salad bags) and 4,000kg of fish each year, with first harvests predicted for September.

GrowUp Urban Farms has been given the green light to start building the farming system after receiving planning permission from the London Borough of Newham this week.

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Canning, Pickling, and Freezing with Irma Harding

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Readers are guided through the book by Irma Harding, a fictional spokesperson for appliances produced by International Harvester during the 1950s.

By Marilyn McCray
Octane Press
2014

Urban farmers, foodies, and cooking enthusiasts of all ages are taking matters into their own hands when it comes to food preservation. For those wanting to preserve garden-fresh vegetables at home, Canning, Pickling and Freezing with Irma Hardingoffers modern techniques and tasty recipes from heartland farms.

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Taipei to build farm park within concrete urban buildings

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The farm base will allow citizens to grow greens amid a concrete jungle and experience the fun of farming

By Yu Kai-hsiang and Elizabeth Hsu
Focus Taiwan
2015/04/13

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Taipei, April 13 (CNA) Taipei citizens may no longer need to travel to the countryside to get a feel for the fun of farming and grow their own food, thanks to a planned farm park the city government will start working on this July.

The Heart of Neihu Science Park project, to be located at the site vacated by the Flora Wholesale Market in Neihu in March 2014, will be the capital’s first farm and wetland park once completed at the end of 2016, the city’s Public Works Department said in a statement released Monday.

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