Posts tagged hydroponics
How will we feed the world, if we can't even water our crops?

Global aquifer levels are becoming dangerously low, creating serious trouble for the people, farmers and countries that depend on these fresh water sources. Sustainable farming methods that are less water intensive, such as hydroponics, are becoming increasingly necessary to preserve these essential natural resources.

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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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Ending Plastic Pollution in Vertical Farming

Earth Day and World Environment Day are approaching fast, and this year each have chosen to focus on pollution from single-use plastic. There is plenty of single-use plastic in the urban farming industry, so Mark Horler at The Soya Project wants to use this time as an opportunity for the industry to reduce its plastics use. In his note to urban farmers, Mark calls for a coordinated effort to reduce single-use plastic within the industry.

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Scientists have grown the first vegetables in Antarctica without soil or sunlight

A group of German scientists stationed in Antarctica have successfully grown vegetables in a specially designed sunless, soilless environment. Working out of a shipping container-sized lab in an otherwise barren snowscape, the team gathered about 8 pounds of produce from their first yield, the AP reports, including herbs, lettuce, arugula, and red radishes.

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Enter Sensei: a new approach to hydroponics and health

A multi-trillion dollar opportunity is emerging at the convergence of food, technology and rapidly evolving consumer behaviour. While many companies are hoping to capitalize on this new market potential, Sensei, a brand new approach to marketing a hydroponic food production company, are positioning themselves in a more sophisticated industry niche than the competition. 

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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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Want to start your own urban farm? This 2-day class will save you time and money down the road

If you're thinking about starting an urban farming business, you're not alone! More and more people are becoming interested in commercial urban farming. But no matter how you envision your farm, it's essential to understand the common mistakes made in the industry, and the simple solutions that will save you a lot of time, money and stress as your business grows. Agritecture's Commercial Urban Farming Class is one of the best ways to gain insider knowledge before you start your farm. This 2-day class gives you only the most important knowledge and skills to plan out and profitably operate an urban farm of your dreams.

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Why Rooftop Farming Is the Best Solution for Smart Urban Agriculture

We lose more than 50 acres of American farmland to urban development every hour. And in that same amount of time, our population grows by 240 people. Less land to grow food + more mouths to feed = big problem. But, increasingly, forward-thinking farmers are eschewing the confines of conventional agriculture and growing on what’s traditionally been considered unusable space: city rooftops.

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This Hydroponic Farm Is Speeding Up NYC's Farm-To-Table Process

Hydroponic farming is becoming an increasingly popular option in cities with a high demand for fresh produce. Farm One is one such system that is providing their restaurant clientele with microgreens, herbs, and edible flowers grown right in Manhattan, Inhabitat reports. Farm One claims they can reach 90 percent of their buyers by bike within 30 minutes. That's fresh!

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