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He’s also growing hydroponically in his own garage. “We have a little one-car garage, it’s just full of tomatoes right now,” Kylie said.
By Emily Russo Miller
Oct 10, 2016
“Traditional farming in Southeast Alaska will not feed our community,” he said. “The only way to feed our community is hydroponic growing or greenhouse growing, and climate controlled growing.”
He’s doing both right now on a small scale. In the summertime, he uses the Glacier Gardens Landscape Nursery greenhouse to hydroponically grow tomatoes, peppers, basil and lettuce. He grows more produce — cucumbers, cabbages, potatoes, kale, brocolli and cauliflower — in a cold-frame greenhouse on a separate property, also owned by the Bowhays.
October 16, 2016 No Comments
Based on the successful results from our prototypes, we’re now ready to place a bulk order with the finalized Taiga Tower design after this campaign closes.
Taiga Eco Systems, Inc.
San Jose, United States
Oct 11, 2016
Excerpt from their Indiegogo site:
We’ve spent a year perfecting the design and features of the Taiga Tower. Our prototype towers have flourished and proven the value of our tower design and low-maintenance care features. Our beta testers loved the benefits of having a backyard vegetable garden all packed within a compact and easy to use tower design. Based on the successful results from our prototypes, we’re now ready to place a bulk order with the finalized Taiga Tower design after this campaign closes.
October 11, 2016 No Comments
Social Healing with Greening
From Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015
Chicago, IL, USA. Darius Jones was born and raised in Chicago’s East Garfield Park neighborhood on the city’s west side. He first became interested in urban agriculture while serving a five-month sentence in the Vocational Rehabilitation Impact Center’s garden program in 2010. In 2011, he enrolled in the nine-month Windy City Harvest Apprenticeship program and received his certificate in October of that year.
October 5, 2016 Comments Off on Darius Jones: An ‘Eco-Hero’ for his work with urban agriculture
So, in answer to the complex question “what is permaculture?”, perhaps the most concise response is to say with others that “permaculture is a revolution disguised as organic gardening”.
By Samuel Alexander
Sept 28, 2016
Mollison grew up in Stanley, Tasmania. After leaving school at 15 he moved through a range of occupations before joining the CSIRO in the Wildlife Survey Section in 1954, where he developed his research experience and understanding of ecological systems.
He was later appointed to the University of Tasmania, which is where, in 1974, he met the brilliant and radical young research student, David Holmgren
September 30, 2016 Comments Off on Bill Mollison passed away on September 24, 2016 – Co-originator of ‘Permaculture’
Priyanka Amar Shah, founder of iKheti, believes that urban farming has the potential to make cities greener. iKheti, a social enterprise started in 2012
India’s Financial Portal
iKheti, which presently offers services in Mumbai and its outskirts and Pune, plans to spread to other cities of India. “We have already begun diversifying into developing edible landscaping. This involves using food plants as design features, to make it is visually appealing and also useful,” she explains.
September 30, 2016 Comments Off on Mumbai’s iKheti: Grow your own edible garden, at home
Grubbly Farms is raising black soldier flies as a substitute for wild-caught fish in food for livestock and farmed seafood
By feeding pre-consumer food waste to insects we can decrease the amount of volume required by landfills as well as reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.
By Alison Moodie
Aug 6, 2016
Warner and Pittaluga are running their business out of a warehouse in Doraville, Georgia, and they plan to hire their first full-time employee this month. Their initial business involves drying larvae and selling them whole as chicken treats. The farm hopes to generate enough revenue and raise more money to buy equipment for making fish meal, a process that involves extracting oil from dehydrated larvae and then grounding the larvae into a protein powder.
September 22, 2016 Comments Off on Grubbly Farms is raising black soldier flies as a substitute for wild-caught fish in food for livestock and farmed seafood
“Most of the brothels are great community partners,” he said.
By Denise Rosch
Sept. 12, 2016
“We have a lot of veterans who depend on this food bank. Some are in their 80’s. They have enough money for rent and utilities and that’s it. They’re here every week getting food,” said Hampton.
Next year, fresh vegetables could be added to the grocery list. Just down the road from the VFW, Sheri’s Ranch hopes a community garden will help alleviate the strain on the food bank. The local brothel plans to donate about 100 acres of land to make the project happen. The business said it is even willing to provide the water. Nye County Commissioner Dan Schinhofen is helping to coordinate the project.
September 19, 2016 Comments Off on Nevada: Brothel partners with city to create 100 acre garden to feed the needy
New book: Tools, Tips and Templates to Successfully Manage a Growing Farm Business
By Julia Shanks
New Society Publishers
Sept 1, 2016
You decided to become a farmer because you love being outside, working the land and making a difference in the way we eat and farm.
And when you decided to become a farmer, you also became an entrepreneur and business person. In order to be ecologically and financially sustainable, you must understand the basics of accounting and bookkeeping, and learn how to manage a growing business.
September 16, 2016 Comments Off on The Farmer’s Office
Growing food plants in the urban setting can be undertaken as a personal hobby to grow plants for home consumption or it can also be undertaken as an honest-to-goodness money-making project
By Zac Sarian
September 4, 2016
Fresh vegetables and fruits as well as processed products will be available for sale to the visitors. Other items will include grow bags, growing media, seeds, ready-to-plant seedlings, planting materials of exotic fruit trees, organic fertilizers, garden tools, and many others.
September 10, 2016 Comments Off on Philippines: Manila’s Urban Agri Trade Fair showcases products and services for urban farming
“Every hop grower in the country would be planting Fuggle if it was not susceptible to the potentially devastating virus, wilt.
By Jack Watkins
Sept 2, 2016
The British Hop Crop:
There are about 50 specialist British hop growers. These are concentrated in Kent, East Sussex and Surrey in the South East, and in Hereford and Worcestershire in the Midlands
In 1872 there were 29,137ha (72,000 acres) of hops in the UK, 60 per cent of which were in Kent. Today there are 404ha (1,000 acres) across the country
There are 72 known varieties of English hops
September 9, 2016 Comments Off on Young British hop grower left the City to reinvigorate family farm
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‘At Space10, we envision a future where we grow much more food inside our cities. Food producing architecture could enable us to do so.’ – says Carla Cammilla Hjort, Director of Space10. Photography: Rasmus Hjortshøj.
The Growroom: exploring how cities can feed themselves through local food producing architecture
at CHART Art Fair in Copenhagen
(Must see. Mike)
Space10 and architects Mads-Ulrik Husum & Sine Lindholm co-created a stunningly beautiful urban farm that was exhibited at CHART ART FAIR in Copenhagen this weekend. With the Growroom, Space10 wants to spark conversations about how we can bring nature back into our cities, grow our own food and tackle the rapidly increasing demand for significantly more food in the future.
August 31, 2016 Comments Off on Copenhagen: An Urban Farm That Is a Cross Over Between Art and Architecture
Walker Marsh created “Tha Flower Factory,” by transforming a vacant lot in East Baltimore into a half-acre full production flower farm. He submitted a winning idea in Baltimore City’s Growing Green Design Competition and hopes to inspire other urban farmers while beautifying the neighborhood, reducing pollution levels and providing job training. (Courtesy of the Mayor’s Office).
Walker’s idea represents a creative way of thinking about supporting urban agriculture, eliminating blight, reducing stormwater runoff, lowering lead levels, adding a community resource, providing job training and beautifying the city.
By Zoe Zellers
WWMT West Michigan
August 18th 2016
What happens when residents walk by and see the beauty that has bloomed on their block? What’s their reaction like and how does that make you feel?
Everyone loves it! Folks have seen it from the very beginning when the growers and I were just out there moving rocks around to beautiful sunflowers popping up. I have received nothing but support and it makes me feel accomplished because I know people enjoy what I’m doing.
August 26, 2016 Comments Off on Welcome to Tha Flower Factory: Vacant East Baltimore lot blossoms into something beautiful
“So consider this year a 2.0. We went out early with seedlings and basically doubled what we did last year with a lot more tomatoes, squash, eggplant, every herb you can think of.”
By Scott Cronick
Atlanta City Weekly
Aug 16, 2016
Guests can also taste four types of tomatoes (Roma Plum, San Marzano Plum, Rutgers and Brandywine), five types of peppers (bell, Cubanelle, Serrano, jalapeno and Thai hot ), and other vegetables including eggplant, cucumber, bitter melon and luffa.
“The chefs personally harvest them,” Batten says. “They put a lot of pride in being able to go out and grow and then harvest. If they need something quick or have an idea for something, they don’t have to wait for an order to come in.”
August 22, 2016 Comments Off on Atlanta Resorts’ rooftop garden takes farm-to-table to a higher level
Kickstarter drive begins
Aug. 22, 2016
From January 2016 until just a few weeks ago, 30 nanofarms have been put through their paces in the homes of our beta testers. Each beta tester has had the chance to harvest between 2-4 crops of produce, and they are very happy with the results.
While the beta testers agree the nanofarm does a great job growing food, they had lots of helpful criticism that led to the added features you see in the production model:
August 22, 2016 Comments Off on Nanofarm: The first appliance that grows food for you
When Philadelphia magazine awarded Ms. Corboy the Philadelphian of the Year in 2008, the magazine wrote: “Armed with a BlackBerry and a sarcastic wit, Mary Seton Corboy is showing Philadelphia that the solution might be right beneath our feet.”
By Bonnie L. Cook
Aug 9, 2016
In 1998, she found that vehicle in Greensgrow, a one-acre lot at 2501 E. Cumberland St. on which she built raised gardens and greenhouses to grow herbs and produce. What she couldn’t produce she had trucked in from local growers: peaches from South Jersey, tomatoes from Lancaster County, and meats, cheeses, and breads from farms within a short drive of Philadelphia.
The project was intended to breathe life into the long-neglected Philadelphia neighborhood – and it did.
August 12, 2016 Comments Off on Philadelphia Obituary: Mary S. Corboy, city farm pioneer