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Students' Winning Design To Transform A Prison Into Living Lab

Agritecture Interviewed the winners of last year’s Urban Greenhouse Challenge. Wageningen University & Research challenged students to step outside their comfort zone. Their task was to develop an urban farming project for a former prison, working in interdisciplinary teams.

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How "Plant" Is Designing The Future Of Food And Education

Now a “reformed capitalist” after many years at Bank of America, Karim Giscombe and his team have launched two new platforms to impact the intersection of food and society. One is Plant, a service provider operating high-tech greenhouses, and the other, Plant4Tomorrow, is a nonprofit research and development initiative that aims to partner with school districts and educational institutions.

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Students Grow Over 25,000 Pounds of Produce a Year in NYC Vertical Farm

What used to be the third floor chemistry lab at DeWitt Clinton High School in The Bronx has been transformed into an indoor vertical farm to feed the school and surrounding community. The farm was formally unveiled this past Saturday at a TFFJ and Sun Club press conference.

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PHILLIPS AND AGRITECTURE PARTNER FOR A BETTER FUTURE

Phillips Programs for Children and Families teamed up with Agritecture Consulting to set up a program that would lead students to job opportunities in the rapidly emerging Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) sector. The result was a unique in-school hydroponic system along with a 300-page curriculum to teach sustainability and basic CEA practices.

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TURNING A FOOTBALL FIELD INTO A FARM: HOW THE ‘URBAN WORK COLLEGE’ COULD LOWER COLLEGE COSTS

When Michael Sorrell took over as president of Paul Quinn College in 2007, the place was nearly broke and faced a possible loss of accreditation. Sorrell wasn’t interested in following the usual playbook for running a college, so he took unusual steps right from the start. He cut the football program, for instance, and turned the playing field into an urban farm. 

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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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The Hilltop Urban Farm in South Pittsburgh has plans to be the largest urban farm in the nation

PITTSBURGH — A farm in the city? Yes, and just like other farms, the first step in converting land to fields is removing the “rocks.” This fall volunteers are doing just that, preparing part of a 107-acre plot to be Hilltop Urban Farm, by removing rocks and debris from the land and cutting down trees and shrubs on the ungroomed acres. It is soon to be the largest urban farm in the nation, said Sarah Baxendell, the farm’s manager.

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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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US: COME TOGETHER TO FIX THE GREENHOUSE INDUSTRY EDUCATION SYSTEM

To spark the debate on the immense shortage of trained growers and skilled labor force, a new Think Tank has been created by several parties within the greenhouse industry. In this open letter, initiator Julie Vijverberg explains why it is important to join her in the conversation how to reconstruct the U.S. greenhouse industry education system and optimize its adaptation to present day technologies and production practices. 

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