New Stories From 'Urban Agriculture Notes'
Random header image... Refresh for more!

This startup uses fish poop to grow fresh leafy greens inside a Brooklyn warehouse

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on StumbleUponEmail this to someoneShare on Google+

Could Farming Be an NYC Growth Sector? from Gunjan Banerji on Vimeo.

In a year, the company estimates the farm will produce about 50,000 pounds of tilapia and 130,000 pounds of leafy greens, such as chard, kale, mustard greens, and radish greens.

By Leanna Garfield
Tech Insider
May 18, 2016

Excerpt:

Edenworks is an urban farming startup that will soon grow different varieties of greens inside a 10,000-square-foot Brooklyn warehouse all while raising tilapia and using their waste as fertilizer.

Set to open by the end of 2016, the vertical farm, called Farmstack, will act as a man-made ecosystem and function without natural sunlight.

[Read more →]

May 19, 2016   Comments Off on This startup uses fish poop to grow fresh leafy greens inside a Brooklyn warehouse

The adaptation of urban farms to cities: The case of the Alella wine region within the Barcelona Metropolitan Region

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on StumbleUponEmail this to someoneShare on Google+

wefDetailed locations of the wineries. Source: Generalitat de Catalunya, 2015a and Generalitat de Catalunya, 2015b and elaborated by the authors.

Societal benefits of wineries are remarkable, but could be still enhanced in comparison to other case studies of peri-urban farms in Spain or European metropolitan areas.

By Xavier Recasens, Oscar Alfranca, Luis Maldonado
Land Use Policy
Volume 56, November 2016, Pages 158–168

Abstract:

Urban agriculture plays an important role in maintaining the urban- rural fringe. Agriculture produces both agricultural goods and non-market goods, so it is important to preserve agricultural activities and keep farmers in these peri-urban areas. Cities are not only a threat to agricultural activities but can also provide opportunities for farmers to offer products and services demanded by citizens. The aim of this work is to determine whether the wineries in a peri-urban wine region have adapted their business models in response to their proximity to cities/citizens.

[Read more →]

May 19, 2016   Comments Off on The adaptation of urban farms to cities: The case of the Alella wine region within the Barcelona Metropolitan Region

Commercial urban farm partnerships to take over Calgary’s city land

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on StumbleUponEmail this to someoneShare on Google+

oikeFilmmaker Kai Cabodyna aka “Wabi Sabi Libra,” left with Dennis Scanland, Kate Stenson, Ward 9 Coun. Gian-Carlo Carra and Kye Kocher stand in front of the lot that could soon be an urban commercial farm operation. Photo Helen Pike.

City councillor Gian Carlo-Carra is hoping to partner with growers to bring urban farms to Bridgeland

By: Helen Pike
Metro
May 13 2016

Excerpt:

“We really want to make urban agriculture and urban farming a viable thing in Calgary,” said Carra. “We’re also trying to take this amazing place, this great neighbourhood of Bridgeland-Riverside and recognize the historic practice of farming vacant lots.”

The lots, which form various phases of “The Bridges,” a mixed-use development project led by the City of Calgary, are still stagnant and moving slowly. So, in the meantime, Carra is hoping something else will grow in the area.

[Read more →]

May 19, 2016   Comments Off on Commercial urban farm partnerships to take over Calgary’s city land