Urban Farms Produce 1/5 World’s Food Supply
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Urban Farms Produce 1/5 World’s Food Supply

Urban Farming Produces 1/5 World Food Supply Recent Study Finds. It’s hard to imagine that in just 2010, there was almost no data being collected or analyzed on urban farming. It doesn’t mean it wasn’t happening, but with no large-scale operations, the need for data collection was not a priority. This was despite the fact that...

On July 10, 2017July 10, 2017by
Urban Organics and Pentair Validate Urban Aquaponics Model with Second Facility
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Urban Organics and Pentair Validate Urban Aquaponics Model with Second Facility

Is Urban Commerical Aquaponics Actually Viable? That’s one question that Urban Organics and Pentair will no longer have to answer. They recently opened up a second Urban aquaponics facility in St. Paul, MN. This second facility is 10x the size of their previous facility at a staggering 87,000sqft. This makes it one of the biggest urban...

On July 5, 2017June 27, 2017by
Meriden Sprout Food Hub 1- Project Update 4
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Meriden Sprout Food Hub 1- Project Update 4

Breaking Ground on a New Urban Farm With the floors in the farm area covered with epoxy, we finally broke ground on our first Sprout Food Hub farm in Meriden. This farm is our showcase, the shining example of viable small-scale urban farming. Part of proving out the viability of the farm will be showcasing...

On July 1, 2017July 7, 2017by
Table for 9 Billion
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Table for 9 Billion

We live in a growing world. The United Nations predicts that the world population will exceed 9 billion by 2050, and as much as 80% of that figure will be urbanized. While the number of hungry people has declined in the last decade, 805 million ( 1 in 9) still go hungry, and current population...

On June 29, 2017June 17, 2017by
7 Keys to the Perfect Harvest Everytime
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7 Keys to the Perfect Harvest Everytime

 7 Keys to the Perfect Harvest With aquaponics, we’re already ahead of the game in setting ourselves up for success. However, it’s not quite a set it and forget it enterprise. These are the factors most newcomers miss that lead to less than perfect harvests. Following these 7 keys to the perfect harvest will have...

On June 22, 2017June 22, 2017by
Cultivating the Future of Agriculture: It’s More Than Just Aquaponics
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Cultivating the Future of Agriculture: It’s More Than Just Aquaponics

When most of us picture a farm, we think of a quaint red barn on a hill surrounded by fields and white fences. How is this conception of agriculture changing to fit new demands and environments? What will the future of agriculture look like? As our population expands and the world as a whole becomes more...

On June 15, 2017June 15, 2017by
Perks of Local Agriculture
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Perks of Local Agriculture

It’s Better For You The perks of local agriculture start with the benefits for you. Ever heard of food miles? That’s the distance your food travels from the farm to your plate. Conventionally grown food travels between 1500 and 3000 miles to reach your dinner table. All that traveling takes time, which means earlier harvest...

On June 8, 2017June 8, 2017by
Meriden Sprout Food Hub 1 – Project Update 3
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Meriden Sprout Food Hub 1 – Project Update 3

Ain’t no party like a grinder party ‘cause a grinder party don’t stop. The main task this past month was getting the floors ready to be epoxied. This involved our first time using a floor grinder. That tool does not mess around as it put our upper body strength to the test every time we...

On June 1, 2017June 2, 2017by
Backyard Aquaponics at Thompson Street Farm
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Backyard Aquaponics at Thompson Street Farm

Project Description Brenda was our first client ever! So naturally, she has a real special place in our hearts. At the time we met Brenda she was the founder and market-master for our local Farmer’s Market. Brenda had been introduced to farming a few years prior due to the necessity of her daughter’s disabilities. Brenda...

On May 18, 2017February 17, 2017by
Massive Vertical Farm To Feed Shanghai
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Massive Vertical Farm To Feed Shanghai

With approximately 24 million people calling it home, the Chinese city of Shanghai is amongst the most populous places on the planet, as well as one of the most expensive to call home. Any effort to try and feed that many people with locally sourced produce is bound to be met with skepticism, but the...

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