Posts tagged vertical farms
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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Paris to turn a third of its green space into urban farms

Urban farming has been flourishing in Paris, especially since the city's mayor, Anne Hidalgo, declared her intention to make Paris a greener city. The Paris government launched Parisculteurs, a project which aims to cover the city's rooftops and walls with 100 hectares (247 acres) of vegetation by 2020. One third of the green space, according to its plan, should be dedicated to urban farming.

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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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