Posts tagged aquaponics
Danny Kovach: Greenhouse Builder at Day, Food Systems Visionary at Night

In Vancouver, Canada, Danny Kovach is a visionary working to make his city a better place to live. At his job with BC Greenhouse Builders, Danny designs and sells custom greenhouses for a variety of customers. And outside his job, Danny is an avid member of coFood Vancouver, a neighborhood collective that operates a collaborative garden on a vacant piece of land. It is here, in this community space, that Danny is designing modular systems he hopes will revolutionize the way fresh food is grown and accessed within cities.  

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6 PLACES WHERE SOIL-LESS FARMING IS REVOLUTIONIZING HOW WE GROW FOOD

Hydroponic systems are becoming ever more prevalent to grow food. But where, and how they are being used varies widely across the planet. From desserts right into your home, hydroponic farms are revolutionizing the way that we think about and grow food. These are the 6 key areas where this change is rapidly coming about. 

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Survey Says That Shipping Container Farms are Most 'Overhyped' Technology

The data mavens at Agrilyst have done it again! The 2017 State of Indoor Farming Report provides insight from 150 indoor farmers about their operations, priorities, and even their perspectives on various technologies. Be sure to read the whole report to gain insight on what's working and what's not when it comes to indoor farming. 

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LOOKING FOR A SERIOUS CRASH COURSE IN HYDROPONIC GROWING?

Growing Without Daylight”, a 10-module E-learning course led by instructors at Has University in the Netherlands, is for people currently involved or looking to get into plant production all over the world and who wish to learn more about growing in a controlled environment. The course is flexible and offered as individual modules in English, making it easy to adapt the course to suit your needs and time schedule. 

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BROOKLYN IS INVESTING MILLIONS INTO STATE-OF-THE-ART URBAN AGRICULTURE EDUCATION

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams provided his plan for over $7 million in his capital budget investment for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) to add seven new schools to his “Growing Brooklyn’s Future” initiative, which has brought cutting-edge technology to cultivate urban farming education in classrooms across the borough. 

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Why we need to fix our homes to fix agriculture.

I founded Just Grow to start somewhere; to raise awareness about the global threat that is conventional agriculture. Our first product is part form, part function, and is powered by aquaponics. It is named Malawi, to pay homage to one of the oldest and largest freshwater lakes in the Great Rift Valley of Africa. Lakes are balanced and synchronized ecosystems; they’re a source of inspiration and philosophy for our garden. While aquaponics won’t feed the world, it’s a living example of one of the many alternatives to growing food. It’s a statement piece designed to initiate a conversation about the future of food.

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CONGRESSIONAL URBAN AGRICULTURE PRODUCTION ACT COULD HELP ELIMINATE URBAN FOOD DESERTS AND STRENGTHEN URBAN AG

To date, little has been done at the federal level to help bolster urban agriculture in cities across the US. But with agriculture currently on the agenda as the next Farm Bill reauthorization quickly approaches, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) introduced the Urban Agriculture Production Act in September. This bipartisan bill aims to support nutritional and farmers’ market programs and help create the next generation of local, urban farmers and food producers. 

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Finland: School uses LED grow lights to teach biology

The latest novelty from this Northern European country is the introduction of the phenomenon based approach to primary education in place of the traditional, subject based approach. A school in the municipality of Espoo is leading the way in this kind of progressive education and re-inventing the way biology is taught. 

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