Posts Tagged ‘urban farming’

10 Homemade Organic Pesticides for Your Farm or Garden

For your own health, as well as health of the environment, it’s important that we move away from the use of chemical pesticides in farming and home gardening.  There are several homemade pesticides that are safe for the environment and they can be equally as effective at fending off pests. Mild soap and water.  One…

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Top 10 Most Amazing Vertical Farms in the World

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 globe.  Using vertical space to grow crops, vertical farms can produce 10x, 20x, 50x, even 100x (or more) food per acre than conventional farms. …

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Aquaponics 101: How to Grow Fish, Vegetables, Eggs, and Prawns

Aquaponics is a method of food production which utilizes two sustainable technologies simultaneously to create an abundance of food. Aquaculture – Growing aquatic creatures in water Hydroponics – Growing plants without using soil Whereas conventional food production uses chemical pesticides to fertilize and nourish plant growth, aquaponics uses the wastes from one system to fertilize…

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Edible Bus Stop turns London Transit Routes into Community Gardens

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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Food Grown on Rooftops in Montreal, Canada Feeds Thousands of People

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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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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Hydroponics: 90% Less Water Than Conventional Farming

As rising food costs become an increasing burden on people’s lives, more people are seeking ways to grow food for themselves in inexpensive and sustainable ways.  Hydroponics is gardening without soil, where plants are placed in a growing medium and nutrients are fed to the roots directly from water. Not only can you save money…

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