Vertical farm

If you run out of space horizontally, then grow your food vertically.  That’s what these 10 vertical farms from across the world are doing. An estimated 80% of the earth’s population will live in cities by the year 2050, and to meet the increasing demand for food, urban vertical farms are sprouting up around the…

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Edible bus stop london

Originating as a guerilla garden project near a bus stop in London, England, The Edible Bus Stop beautifies neglected landscapes around bus stops by converting them into community gardens. In an interview with The Guardian, the group’s founder Mark Gilchrist revealed that when a small strip of land was offered for sale, a group of…

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itty bitty farm in the city

Tired of the confusing and misleading labels on food in the supermarket?  San Francisco mom Heidi Kooy started her own backyard farm, growing a variety of organic vegetables, and raising chickens and goats for their nourishing eggs and dairy. Learning as they went along, Heidi and her daughter began with a 350 square foot garden…

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Beekeeping

Many plants produce nectar to encourage insects like bees, wasps, and butterflies to visit their flowers and pollinate them.  In this symbiotic relationship, bees use the nectar they gather from flowers to make honey for food, and in the process, pollinate flowers with tiny pollen granules that dust off their hind legs.  Many of the…

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gotham Greens whole foods

A neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, is now benefiting from a revolutionary partnership in urban agriculture — a 20,000-square-foot rooftop greenhouse built on a Whole Foods supermarket. The partnering farmers are from a company called Gotham Greens, and together they are growing high-quality, pesticide-free produce year-round for their customers.  Gotham Greens says the new facility…

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Lufa Farms Montreal

In 2011, a company from Montreal, Quebec, Canada grew their very first vegetables from the world’s first commercial rooftop greenhouse.  Today, they feed 2,000 people with fresh vegetables harvested locally, and on the exact same day.  For most people rooftops are an ignored space, but not for CEO Mohamed Hage.  He created Lufa Farms with…

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