Posts tagged greenhouse
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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Is this Space Greenhouse the solution to feeding Astronauts on their Journey to Mars?

Mars is a far more difficult challenge to survive. The red planet is an average of 158 million miles away from Earth, with a small window — just once every 26 months— to launch a relatively quick multi-month mission. Any hiccup in an infrequent supply chain of fresh air, food, and water, such as a launchpad explosion, might doom unprepared explorers. That's precisely why Sadler has for years worked with life support researchers at the University of Arizona and NASA on a crew survival system called the Mars Lunar Greenhouse.

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From roof to table: How 'data nerds' are transforming Quebec's produce markets

A decade ago, Mohamed Hage and Lauren Rathmell set out to change the way Montrealers get their fresh produce. Their company, Lufa Farms, has so far opened 3 rooftop greenhouses, currently employing 200 people and offering fresh, locally grown produce directly to thousands of customers in Montreal and beyond.

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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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Urban agriculture firm Gotham Greens will double its footprint in Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gotham Greens broke ground yesterday on the first phase of a 140,000-square-foot greenhouse facility in the Pullman neighborhood on Chicago’s south side. The state-of-the-art indoor farm will be built on vacant land at the former Ryerson industrial site, which is being acquired from Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives (CNI), the Pullman-based nonprofit developer.

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Thanks to C-LED we'll now have Italian tomatoes in winter, too

We'll soon be enjoying Italian tomatoes grown in winter--something that, until only very recently, would have been unthinkable in our latitudes. What's made it possible is the advanced technology developed by C-LED, now being supplied (for the very first time) to Fri-El GreenHouse, one of the most technologically advanced facilities in Italy located in Ostellato, in the province of Ferrara.

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Massive Greenhouse Project in Rochester, NY nears groundbreaking a year late

Construction should begin this spring on Clearwater Organic Farms, a large hydroponic greenhouse in Rochester, NY where organic leafy greens will be grown year-round. The 475,000-square-foot greenhouse will sit on 13 acres at the Eastman Business Park, an industrial site built to supply Kodak's film products. The Park, and ensuing greenhouse, are part of a wider effort to revitalize areas of New York State.

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