FarmedHere® produce is grown indoors in urban facilities, away from the bugs, diseases, pesticides, and weather that impact most produce today. Our vertical growing technology and local distribution methods reduce energy use, travel time and costs tremendously, making this model one of the most sustainable ways to guarantee access to fresh, healthy produce in city centers, in any season. On average a head of lettuce travels 1,200 miles to reach your plate, our greens travel just across Chicago, which is why they’re the freshest. Indoor farming isn’t new, but recent advances in lighting technology and farming methods allow FarmedHere produce to be grown more efficiently than on outdoor farms, while creating local city jobs and making post-industrial buildings alive again. Technology: what is aquaponics and aeroponics? FarmedHere pioneered commercial vertical farming in Chicago.
In Newark, a Vertical Indoor Farm Helps Anchor an Area’s RevivalScheduled to open this fall inside the new Ironbound site, AeroFarms projects it will reap up to 30 harvests a year, or two million pounds of greens, including kale, arugula and romaine lettuce, Mr. Rosenberg said. At that output, AeroFarms would be among the most productive vertical farms in the country, analysts say. PhotoThis Week in Virology - The Vertical Farm: Feeding the World in the 21st CenturyProduct Description "The vertical farm is a world-changing innovation whose time has come. Dickson Despommier's visionary book provides a blueprint for securing the world's food supply and at the same time solving one of the gravest environmental crises facing us today."--Sting Imagine a world where every town has their own local food source, grown in the safest way possible, where no drop of water or particle of light is wasted, and where a simple elevator ride can transport you to nature's grocery store - imagine the world of the vertical farm.
No Outdoor Space? Try Gutter Gardens : katyelliott.comPosted on | April 29, 2009 | 12 Comments I love this garden idea! Great for tip for urban living. Attach gutters to the back of a house/building or to a fence. Gutters are available in many different sizes which makes them ideal for fitting into a small space. Brilliant!The Future of AgricultureWe have a new website under development that should launch in the next 4 weeks. Please stay tuned! Like this: Like Loading... Tessa Mclean wrote a wonderful piece on us for the Serious Eats website.The Curated Eight: DIY Herb Gardens - Inspired by CharmInspired by CharmOkay. Seriously. Mother Nature, I am completely ready for spring. Love, Michael I don’t know what things are like in your neck of the woods.
WHAT IS VERTICAL FARMING?WHAT IS HYDROPONICS?WHAT ARE MICRO NUTRIENTS?ADVANTAGES OF VERTICAL FARMING? FOR PRELIMS AND MAINS GS PAP IIIØ Yes it's vertical because you are trying to grow more crops on a smaller land area and this usually means going upwards into buildings Ø It normally means that, instead of having a single layer of crops over a large land area, you have stacks of crops going upwards Ø It's also associated with city farming and urban farming Ø Who is "Dickson Despommier"? Ø Who is William Frederick Gericke? Ø Dickson Despommier, Columbia Microbiology Professor, is the Godfather of Vertical FarmingIsrael a vertical farming hot spot?We’ll send in-depth vertical farming case studies straight to your inbox. Sign up here and make sure you don’t miss out. You know that feeling when a hundred disparate conversations all start linking together? That’s how I feel about Israel right now.
anderson + grant: Creating a Summer Flower DisplayI wanted to create a tall flower display in a urn as you walk up onto the porch. The pot is in the sun all day long so I needed plants that could handle those conditions. Adding a variety of types of plants in different heights and textures makes for a pretty planting arrangement, whether in a pot or in the ground. I bought four types of flowers: a hanging geranium pot with three geraniums in itone Spike planttwo vinca vinesa plant labeled Strawberry Shortcake that had three plants mixed in it: bacopa, calibrachoa, (both of which I had never heard of) and verbena....it is a mixture of light pink, dark burgundy, and white flowers Let's start with my new gardening gloves...Aren't they great?
Seeding Square: Garden by Color and NumberHave raised enough to donate 40 Seeding Squares to elementary schools! Thank you backers! Thank you everyone! We have reached our initial goal of $6000!Can Cities Feed Their Inhabitants?David Thorpe looks at the options A greenhouse developed by Priva, an international company that provides innovative solutions for the more efficient control of energy and water within indoor environments. There are three dominant trends to which cities and national governments must respond in order to secure food supplies for their people. First, between 1980 and 2011 the global population not dependent on agriculture doubled to 4.4 billion, and, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization this population is growing at a rate about five times that of the agriculturally dependent population. Second, the amount of agricultural land available for growing food is declining and will soon start to be adversely affected by climate change. Third, in 2011 agricultural subsidies in the world’s top 21 food-producing countries totalled an estimated US$486bn.