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West Sacramento urban farm program being recognized in 2018 Rose Parade

In the 2018 Rose Parade, you’ll find Kimball on the Miracle-Gro float. Miracle-Gro has been funding the Urban Farm Program in West Sacramento since 2014, when the first urban farm site began.

By Frances Wang
KXTV
Dec 21, 2017

Excerpt:

For years, an empty lot on 5th and C in West Sacramento was considered an eyesore for the city.

That is until it was transformed into the first of five urban farm sites as part of the West Sacramento Urban Farm program, part of the California Farm Academy.

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December 23, 2017   Comments Off on West Sacramento urban farm program being recognized in 2018 Rose Parade

Local Roots: Farm-in-a-box coming to a distribution center near you

The interior of a TerraFarm.

United Nations World Food Programme has just purchased TerraFarms to provide produce to developing areas of the world

By Diana Gitig
Ars Technika
12/16/2017

Excerpt:

A solution like this in a developing economy doesn’t seem to make much sense on the surface. But the company is now claiming that it has achieved cost parity with traditional, outdoor farming. It’s the first in the indoor/urban/vertical farming model to have done so, possibly because the shipping containers allow them to generate more farmland more quickly and more cheaply than can be done in a warehouse or other indoor systems.

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December 23, 2017   Comments Off on Local Roots: Farm-in-a-box coming to a distribution center near you