People all over the world are beginning to understand the importance of having a connection with the land and farmers who are growing your food. Butler University has designed a new concept which is “designed and constructed by a group of fourth-year architecture students at Ball State University, and is the first fully automated mobile greenhouse.” “Funded...

“Consumers are increasingly demanding access to locally grown produce – even at big box stores. Target heard that call, and they’re answering by offering the freshest and most local produce a customer could possibly want—by installing vertical gardens to grow vegetables and herbs right inside stores. The effort will begin with a series of trials in...

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Here are nine easy tips for growing more food in a small garden: 1) Grow in Beds, not Rows 2) Optimize Spacing between Beds and Plants 3) Grow Vertically 4) Succession Planting 5) Interplanting 6) Grow in the Shade 7) Grow Edible Plants in the Front Yard 8) Grow Microgreens 9) Grow in Pots & Containers ...

Posted on Oct 31 2016 - 9:23pm by UOG
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“Urban pioneers taking it to the next level with everything from Urban Agriculture to Robotics and Aquaponic fish farming. A 20K Square ft Laboratory that will change the game for the inner city youth of Lykins Neighborhood. https://www.facebook.com/UrbanFarming…“ ...

“In a country with very little arable land (only 12% compared with 20% in the US), in one of the most populated cities in the world, one company chose to give up 43,000 square feet of valuable workspace to grow food. In the Tokyo headquarters of human resources company Pasona Group they grow 200 species of fruits and vegetables and even rice that are harvested...

Starting a home garden and planting your own crops might take time getting used to, but the benefits that you can reap for both your body and mind are abundant. Check out this infographic to learn more about the best and healthiest organic fruits and vegetables to grow in your garden. ...

The Brooklyn Grange is an urban farm that sits upon a high-rise in Brooklyn Navy Yard. Teamed with it’s sister farm in Long Island City, Queens, the two farms are producing more than 50,000 lbs. of fresh vegetables and herbs in just 2.5 small acres of space. “This is truly seed-to-plate agriculture, with no use of fossil fuels,” says Anastasia...

Florida homeowners are known for having a propensity for upscale, tropical landscapes. They pride themselves on lush green lawns in front of their homes.  One man however, Chris Castro, is turning up the grass in his neighborhood and making mini urban farms. “His program is called Fleet Farming, and it’s starting off small, with 10 of these yard farms....

“In this presentation you will learn how small scale farming can be used to create a high-income producing farm or improve your current operation. See how profitable urban farming works as farmer Curtis Stone shows you how he assembled a multi-locational urban farm that grossed $20,000 in its first year and $55,000 in it’s second. He’ll describe the design...

“By the end of the 20th century, nearly 80% of Americans lived in urban areas. And they no longer knew who grew their food. Then something happened. Across America, an urban farming movement has begun. Whether it’s on city rooftops, beside freeway off-ramps, in vacant lots, and even in their front yards, when people like Novella Carpenter in Oakland,...

10 Leaf-Eating Bugs and How to Stop Them From Destroying Your Garden Gardening is such a rewarding experience. But it can also be absolutely devastating when all your hard work goes to the bugs. There are 10 main munching culprits to look out for to protect your plants from getting destroyed before they can produce the flowers and vegetables you can enjoy. Safer...

“With a limited amount of space and difficulty using heavy machinery, most rooftop farms tend to grow high-value and easy-to-harvest crops, especially fruits and vegetables. But one rooftop farm in Chicago is finding that rooftop gardening can go beyond lettuce and tomatoes.” A new 5,000 square foot rooftop garden now hosts wildflowers and winter wheat....

HUMANITY’S FIRST OPEN-SOURCE CNC FARMING MACHINE Learn more about FarmBot at: “FarmBot.io“ ...

“Madison Fields, a project of Madison House Autism Foundation, is a 400-acre property in Dickerson, MD that will provide housing, employment, and recreational opportunities to adults with disabilities, wounded warriors, and the community-at-large.” The farm includes several structures like a riding stable, chicken coop, housing for tenants, a historic...

“Chef John Mooney believes so strongly in local food that for his latest restaurant in Manhattan’s West Village, most of his produce travels just 60 feet from the building’s roof to his kitchen. He’s able to grow nearly two-thirds the vegetables for his restaurant- Bell, Book & Candle- because he doesn’t rely on soil. Instead, Mooney...

Posted on Oct 15 2016 - 8:38pm by UOG
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Let Us Compost is a curbside composting service for homes, businesses and events. They started in 2012 with one truck and this year they began picking up by bike. They currently pick up from over 170 homes and businesses. Customers are given a bucket, kitchen pail and biodegradable bags when they sign up and simply place their food waste into the kitchen pail...

Read the full story at: “Pittsburgh.cbslocal.com“ ...

“It was a scene that’s become familiar since the announcement in 2009 of her commitment to healthy eating and reducing childhood obesity: Michelle Obama was down in the dirt on Thursday afternoon with nearly two dozen students from Washington, D.C., schools, picking the White House Kitchen Garden’s final crop of fruits and vegetables before winter sets...