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France-based “myfood” is releasing thirty beta-versions of their turnkey Smart greenhouses

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These combine vertical aquaponics and permaculture to create all-year-round food production solutions.

By Kevin Morgan-Rothschild
Supply Chain Manager
myfood
March 17, 2016

The purpose is to empower citizens to achieve independence from industrial agriculture. The solutions allow users to grow fish, leafy greens, herbs, as well as fruiting vegetables.

The ingenious solution grows up to 500 lbs of fresh vegetables annually as well as 1 to 2 lbs of fish a week through the employment Bright Agrotech’s space saving and productive Zipgrow towers.

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Taking community gardens to backyards in Merivale, New Zealand

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Gee and Rawiri Sammons, and Merivale Community Gardens trustee David Harricks. Photo Tracy Hardy.

“It’s cheaper to go to Pizza Hutt and buy a $5 family pizza than it is to go to the supermarket and buy fruit and veg, which is absurd.”

By Cayla-Fay Saunder
SunLive
Mar 13, 2016

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Merivale Community Gardens coordinator Deb McCarthy says the community garden has been available for four years, and people respect it and use it, so the “next step is to take it to their backyards.”

But it’s not a set-up and leave sort of project, says Deb. Each backyard garden gets a mentor assigned to come back to the garden on a regular basis, “at least once a month,” says Deb, to see how the family and the garden are growing.

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