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Canada: Growing food with fish poop: how these ‘farmers of the future’ are feeding Toronto

Brandon Hebor, left, and Steven Bourne founded agritech start-up Ripple Farms in 2016. (Petar Valkov/CBC)

Ripple Farms is bringing the farm to the city, one shipping container at a time

By Julia Whalen
CBC News
Mar 26, 2018

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Bourne and Hebor say one of their favourite parts of owning the business is the engagement piece. They do educational workshops for children and adults alike to teach them about aquaponics, agriculture, and why Ripple Farms matters.

“If we go into a presentation and Steve and I say, ‘We’re farmers of the future,’ people are like, ‘Well, what does a farmer of the future look like?'” Hebor said.

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1881: ‘City Farmer’ Had a Different Meaning

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A ‘City Farmer’ was a city slicker who moved to the country to try his hand at farming

La Plata Home Press (La Plata, Missouri)
13 Aug 1881

The City Farmer

When formerly a city man who had made his ‘pile’, and, as he drove through the country and become fascinated with the beauty of the growing crops and things in general, would make up his mind to try his hand at so pleasant a business – his actions were carefully watched by the old farmers and his many blunders laughed at.

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