Posted on Jun 20 2017 - 2:49pm by UOG
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“You can start with the seed of an avocado. Wash it. Use 3 toothpicks to suspend it broad-end down over a water-filled glass to cover about an inch of the seed. Put the glass in a warm place out of direct sunlight and replenish water as needed. You should see the roots and stem start to sprout in about 2-6 weeks. (If you’ve followed this process so far and...

Buried in a steep-sided clay crater, deep within the southwest corner of England you will find The Eden Project; a global garden, home to more than 1 million plants from 5000 different species and housing the worlds largest rainforest in captivity. The site was formally opened on 17th March 2001 after a successful bid to the Millennium commission secured a £37.5...

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“Folks used to “homestead” — raise gardens and livestock, milk their own cows and gather eggs from their own hens — until it became easier and sometimes cheaper to purchase mass-produced foods from a store. As people moved from the country into the city, many left their animals and their gardening skills behind. During the 1950s, cities across the...

“Hey everyone! I am cycling across the United States right now and I just had to share this incredible tip with you that has given me so many beautiful days. And that is how to find a ripe berry tree. So, the thing is, you don’t look up. You look down! On the road, you’ll see dropped berries. Dropped berries mean the tree is ripe! So you see that as you’re...

“GREENFIELD, Ind. — Jonathan Lawler, executive director of nonprofit Brandywine Creek Farms, has a goal of donating 1 million pounds of fresh produce to those in need in 2017. Last year, Lawler, with the help of volunteers and seasonal employees, grew 211 tons of produce — over 400,000 pounds.” “Their goal this year is to produce 40,000 pounds...

Want to learn more about how our Monthly Seed & Garden Club Works? Signing up is EASY! Let our Garden Gurus put together a custom curated collection of heritage garden seeds, perfect for planting in your specific grow zone and garden type.  1. Tell us what you’re working with. Answer a couple of questions about where you will be growing a garden and then...

“If you thought urban farming was something only Hipsters do in California, think again. Urban agriculture projects in Phoenix have been steadily growing since 2015. Yet, despite its recent popularity, urban agriculture is nothing new. The practice of cultivating, processing and distributing food in or around a village or town has been a regular practice...

Children on the south side of Reading, Pennsylvania have an opportunity to grow, literally and figuratively, this summer. “We want to teach the kids that whatever you take care of will grow,” said Amanda Aparicio, pastor and director of student programs at City Light Ministry. “And that goes for caring for their environment.” As part of...

Posted on Jun 3 2017 - 9:24am by UOG
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“Land-scarce Singapore is hugely dependent on food imports but one man is hoping to change that. Dubbed “The Urban Farmer”, Bjorn Low set up a social enterprise to teach Singaporeans how to grow their own vegetables using simple recycled materials.” ...

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“The facility will serve one the continent’s largest supermarket chains in addition to being used for testing and optimising processes for future, larger vertical farms, and is scheduled to begin operating in the latter half of this year. The 900 square metre indoor vertical farm will have over 3,000 square metres of growing space, and will use Philips GreenPower...

“Now more startups and city authorities are finding ways to grow food closer to home. High-tech “vertical farms” are sprouting inside warehouses and shipping containers, where lettuce and other greens grow without soil, stacked in horizontal or vertical rows and fed by water and LED lights, which can be customized to control the size, texture or other...

“Vertical farming means growing crops indoors in stacked beds. “This is a new way of farming, and it’s really redefining how we can bring local produce to the cities,” says Marc Oshima, a Morristown native and cofounder of AeroFarms. Oshima, CEO David Rosenberg and scientist Ed Harwood started the business in an effort to address global concerns over...

“I can say I have now been gardening for almost 50 years. I don’t really remember when I started. But I also don’t remember ever not gardening. All our summer days were spent outside in the yard. And those days were full of fun, hard work, lessons and lectures. The garden was our playground. It was also our classroom. We spent days and days looking...

“Every gardener likes to save money and time. I thought as the gardening season gets rolling, you might appreciate some tips in these areas. 1- Making a new garden? Start with a plan. Remember, a smaller scaled garden translates into less work and money. 2- Container gardens are fun and easy, and they’re a necessity for small yards, but they do require more...

“Engaging youth in learning to grow and care for their plants serves as both a way to spark interest and curiosity in science and offers an easy way for after-school instructors to support their students in learning science,” said Lynch School of Education Professor of Science Education Michael Barnett, the project leader. Most after-school instructors...

“The city is planning a 250-acre agricultural district, which will function as a space to work, live, shop, and farm food. Called Sunqiao Shanghai, it will include new public plazas, parks, housing, stores, restaurants, greenhouses, and a science museum. Some of the crops will be grown hydroponically indoors (i.e. under LEDs and in nutrient-rich water rather...

“Part of the tower would be made of modular pieces, which would allow it to be taken apart and transported somewhere else. (Though, the designers do not say how long that process would take.) ‘When farmers improve their harvests, they pull themselves out of poverty. They also start producing surplus food for their neighbors. When farmers prosper, they...

Nick DeMarsh, food systems developer with Groundwork Milwaukee, joined Pete Schwaba to talk about Groundwork Milwaukee’s Young Farmers Program. DeMarsh’s Young Farmers Program teaches kids about urban farming and how food can be used to help communities. Original article can be found at: “www.wtmj.com“ ...