Posts tagged sustainable agriculture
A New York Story: Discover the Hydroponic Pizza

Jeffrey Tucker, owner of Stone Bridge Farm in Schuylerville, NY and Stone Bridge Pizza & Salad in Manhattan, worked with Henry Gordon-Smith, Managing Director of Agritecture to build hydroponic greenhouses on a 425-acre farm, in upstate NY.

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Urban Farms Bring People Together and Create Sustainable Lives

Projects such as Melbourne Skyfarm and those by Hong Kong’s Rooftop Republic are turning busy urban areas into hubs of food production. Urban farms can also change the dynamics of a building, bringing people together and encouraging people to lead sustainable lives


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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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Seeds Only a Plant Breeder Could Love, Until Now

Row 7 Seed Company, a new business co-founded by Dan Barber, the executive chef at Blue Hill in Manhattan and Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, N.Y., is working to develop, promote and sell seeds for new vegetable and grain varieties that might otherwise never find an audience.

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FARMING HAS A HUGE IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT. ENTER CARBON TRAPPING.

Globally, our food system is thought to account for as much as a third of all greenhouse gas emissions, making it a huge contributor to the effects of climate change. However, there are hopes that the agriculture industry could also be a part of the solution. A paper published in Scientific Reports suggests that the planet’s farmland soil has unrealized carbon trapping potential, and could be used to remove as much carbon from the atmosphere as the transport industry emits.

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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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Nature-inspired water collection system wins $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize®

An international team based in New York City has developed a prototype product that mimics the way living systems capture, store, and distribute water, and has been awarded the 2017 $100,000 Ray C. Anderson Foundation Ray of Hope Prize in the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge.

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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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How Brooklyn Is Working Toward a Comprehensive Urban Agriculture Plan

A new piece of legislation in the City Council aims to transform the ad hoc nature of rooftop farms, schoolyard plots and community gardens into a comprehensive urban agriculture plan for the city. 

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Highlights from NYC AgTech Week 2017

How can we grow more food in cities?That was the seemingly simple question tackled by innovators, developers, investors and thought-leaders in New York last week. And the proposed answers were anything but simple.

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