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Gotham Greens: America’s First Commercial Rooftop Greenhouse Farm On Whole Foods Store

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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The Future of Food: How Urban Farming Will Feed Everyone On Earth

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that, from 2010 to 2012, nearly 870 million people of the 7.1 billion people in the world, were suffering from chronic undernourishment.  This means that one out of every eight people were not getting enough food. A recent French study has predicted the world population will rise…

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Biochar Significantly Increases Plant Health and Restores Environment

The future of agriculture is to produce the highest quality, most health-giving foods possible, and in a way that benefits both the earth and its people.  Additionally, through the ignorant practise of modern farming, we have turned much of our once-fertile lands into desert, and now need ways to restore the soil and surrounding ecosystems. …

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Study: Sustainable Farming Proven to Increase Yield at Zero Cost

In potentially “the most important agricultural study this year,” researchers find that sustainable farming methods can help conventional agriculture “shed much of its chemical use,” according to New York Times writer and food author Mark Bittman. The Marsden Farm study, conducted by a team of government and university researchers, is a large-scale, long-term experiment that…

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Bamboo Toothbrushes – A Sustainable tooth-brushing Choice

If we want to live in a way that maximizes our health and sustains our planet, we need to change what we use to brush our teeth. Plastic toothbrushes persist in landfills and are washed into waterways and oceans, forever polluting the environment.  Additionally, the chemicals in the plastic are consumed by us when we…

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Humanure – Goodbye, Toilets. Hello, Extreme Composting!

For more than a decade, 57-year-old roofer and writer Joseph Jenkins has been advocating that we flush our toilets down the drain and put a bucket in the bathroom instead. When a bucket in one of his five bathrooms is full, he empties it in the compost pile in his backyard in rural Pennsylvania. Eventually…

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