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Quarter-acre Rooftop Farm in San Francisco

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July 26, 5 p.m Tour!

Wednesday, July 26, 5 p.m., Details to be sent ahead of tour. Oakland, CA, Email address: publicprograms@spur.org or phone 510-827-1900.
(Must see. Mike)

A fantastic new urban farm has sprouted up on top of the Stanley Saitowitz–designed Garden Village project, located five stories in the air and just blocks from UC Berkeley. Tour this quarter-acre operation with the owner of Top Leaf Farms and learn about how the farm was installed, the opportunities and challenges of growing food for sale on top of a residential building, and what this project might signal about the future of rooftop farming.

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July 25, 2017   Comments Off on Quarter-acre Rooftop Farm in San Francisco

GrowChef – a pod of greens every single day

Kickstarter: The first indoor hydroponics garden that actually gives harvest every single day. Any culinary herb now at hand.

From Press Release:

Tallinn, Estonia July 23, 2017 – Now, it’s possible to grow nutritious, tasty and fresh food at home faster and easier than ever! All thanks to GrowChef – an easy-to-use hydroponics home garden, specially designed to let users harvest a pod of greens per day. GrowChef is designed so, that you can place it anywhere: on the wall, on the floor, on the window sill, or in the closet. With its three-color LED illumination, GrowChef produces enough light on its own so there’s no need for additional daylight for the plants. Requiring minimal space, it produces the same amount of harvest as a 3-meter long garden bed. Easy to operate, app-supported, and designed to save its users time and money, GrowChef is the best solution for anyone who always wanted to practice gardening but does not own an actual garden.

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July 25, 2017   Comments Off on GrowChef – a pod of greens every single day