Posts Tagged ‘vegetables’

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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8 Vegetables That You Can Regrow Again And Again

Have you ever wondered which vegetables you can regrow or how to regrow them?  Below are eight vegetables that you can regrow again and again. Scallions You can regrow scallions by leaving an inch attached to the roots and place them in a small glass with a little water in a well-lit room. Garlic When…

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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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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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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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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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