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Herban Sprout is growing fresh food in Martinsburg, W. Virginia

Matt Denton in front of new 24-by-40 foot plot.

They sell to 13 restaurants and cafés in Martinsburg and Shepherdstown, W.Va., Greencastle, Pa., Winchester, Va., and Hagerstown.

By Robin Murphy
The Herald-Mail
Oct 20, 2017

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Established in February of 2015 on a eighth of an acre, Herban Sprout grew into a viable business from the Denton’s doing smaller deliveries of excess greens to the local community.

“We were already farming for our family on a smaller scale. Every spare minute we had we were spending out in the garden.” Stephanie Denton said. “It was a natural decision. This is what we want to be doing anyway, so we decided to do it on a larger scale.”

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Pakistan: ‘Kitchen gardening’: Punjab Agriculture Department to sell 0.15 million seed kits on subsidized rates

Women in particular are taking keen interest in getting fresh vegetables and prefer to consume home grown vegetables.

By Sarmad Mahmud
Business Recorder
Oct 23, 2017

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Punjab Agriculture department has made necessary arrangements for selling 1,50,000 seed kits on subsidized rates during Rabi crop in the province. The step has been taken to promote “kitchen gardening culture” and create awareness about the importance and utility of home grown fresh vegetables across the Province.

Sources in agriculture department told Business Recorder on Sunday that kitchen gardening has gained popularity among the people especially the women folk in different districts of Punjab including Sialkot. The kitchen gardening in the recent past has gained high importance in the wake of upsurge in prices, malnutrition, poverty alleviation and consumption of fresh and home grown vegetables.

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Unique Indoor Farm In Manhattan Grows Over 150 Crop Varieties


‘Farm.One’ is a unique indoor farm in Manhattan using technology to bring flavor and rarity year round

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Tour Manhattan’s only indoor hydroponic farm, growing more than 100 varieties of rare herbs, edible flowers and microgreens. Sip complementary sparking wine as you taste new and unique flavors from around the world. A unique, fun experience for any local foodie or tourist in New York.

Inside our new, secret, larger facility in Tribeca, our unique farm uses LED lighting and hydroponics to grow a huge variety of culinary plants, numbering over 200 to date. The indoor grow room uses no pesticides or herbicides, and uses around 95% less water than a traditional farm. The farm supplies Michelin-starred restaurants in the city, including Atera, Daniel, Jungsik, Chef’s Table and others.

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New Urban Farm in D.C. Is About More Than a Food Desert

Kelly Miller Farm is scheduled to open in spring 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chris Bradshaw)

Bradshaw hopes the data will help build the case for more urban farms like this to be built on public lands. “There are more conversations now around protecting public lands for the public good, versus privatization,” he says.

By Stephanie Castellano
Next City
October 24, 2017

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“I didn’t have no help when I got out, not even from my parole officer,” he says. With Kirby, at Kelly Miller Farm, he’ll be teaching workshops on gardening, composting and carpentry, skills he learned while incarcerated. Passing those skills on to others, Luther says, won’t just lead them to jobs, it will help them become entrepreneurs.

“We don’t just want jobs, we want careers,” he says. “The farm’s not just about growing, it’s about making money, and that’s something many people in this community don’t have.”

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