Kappa Farms Invests $865,000 For New Aquaponics Farm
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Kappa Farms Invests $865,000 For New Aquaponics Farm

Kappa Farms Invests $865,000 For New Aquaponics Farm in Sterling, VA Kappa Farms is a group of farms in the D.C. area that is focused on organic and environmentally friendly farms in urban areas. As part of their newest project Kappa Farms invests $865,000 dollars towards a new aquaponics farm that will employ 21 local...

On October 18, 2017October 16, 2017by
UAE Center Uses Aquaponics To Employ I/DD Students
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UAE Center Uses Aquaponics To Employ I/DD Students

UAE’s Zayed Agricultural Center Uses Aquaponics and Farming to Help Individuals with Special Needs The Zayed Agricultural Center for Development and Rehabilitation was founded in 1994 by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. “The foundation of the center aims to the inclusion of enrolled students with special needs into the productive and social life...

On October 16, 2017October 16, 2017by
Weekly Harvest 10/13/17
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Weekly Harvest 10/13/17

Happy Friday! In this week’s harvest we check in on our installs for the CREC school system. We also hit another milestone on the farm, check out the best plants and fish for any aquaponics system and check out what’s new in the industry. In this week’s harvest: 1.Client Spotlight: CREC Schools This weekend we...

On October 13, 2017October 13, 2017by
Edgerton High School Plans Aquaponics Project For STEM Education
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Edgerton High School Plans Aquaponics Project For STEM Education

Edgerton Aquaponics Project Puts Focus On STEM Education Edgerton High School in Wisconsin will be the latest school to benefit from using aquaponics to enhance STEM programming. The school plans to set up a greenhouse on the property that’s nestled between the high school and their elementary school. The 30-by-50 foot greenhouse facility will allow...

On October 11, 2017October 11, 2017by
Weekly Harvest 10/6/2017
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Weekly Harvest 10/6/2017

Happy Friday! It’s been a busy week as more and more of the farm is coming together. We got the first few thousand plants into the system (no that’s not a typo) and got our first cohort of 200 catfish in as well. In addition, in this week’s harvest, we’ll check out upcoming events, learn some great...

On October 6, 2017October 6, 2017by
World’s First Solar Powered Indoor Farm Comes To Philadelphia
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World’s First Solar Powered Indoor Farm Comes To Philadelphia

It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia Or at least it better be as Philadelphia is set to become the home of the world’s first fully solar-powered indoor farm. Metropolis Farms will be powered by over 2000 solar panels which will sit on the rooftop of their building in downtown Philadelphia. On the fourth floor, it is...

On October 4, 2017October 4, 2017by
A Converted Underground Air-Raid Shelter Now Feeding London Residents
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A Converted Underground Air-Raid Shelter Now Feeding London Residents

There’s a new urban farm on the scene in London and this one is definitely a far cry from your typical urban farm. This farm, which specializes in micro-greens is in an old Air-Raid shelter from WWII. The shelter was originally designed to protect up to 8,000 people from German raids during WWII. No longer...

On October 2, 2017October 2, 2017by
Urban Organics and Pentair Honored as 2017 Agricultural Project of the Year
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Urban Organics and Pentair Honored as 2017 Agricultural Project of the Year

Urban Organics Honored By WateReuse Association For Agricultural Project Of The Year Urban Organics and Pentair have been quietly leading the commercial aquaponics industry in St. Paul, MN. Pentair is a leader globally in sustainable water solutions, particularly in the aquaculture industry. They have been working on developing technologies to make aquaponics more commercially viable...

On September 27, 2017September 27, 2017by
National Organics Standards Board Wants To Ban Aquaponics and Hydroponics From Organic Certification
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National Organics Standards Board Wants To Ban Aquaponics and Hydroponics From Organic Certification

NOSB Ban: Prevents Aquaponics and Hydroponics Producers From Organic Certification The NOSB Crops Subcommittee has recommended that the full NOSB vote to ban ALL aquaponic production and curtail hydroponic production from organic eligibility at the Fall 2017 Meeting. The decision is frankly short-sighted and does not help the small consumer or the small producer. It prevents...

On September 25, 2017September 27, 2017by
Weekly Harvest 9/22/17
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Weekly Harvest 9/22/17

Happy Friday! Happy Fall! Fortunately, the weather still feels like summer while the calendar tells us otherwise. As we close the week it looks like it’s going to be a great weekend to get outdoors, maybe visit a farm in a rural town for a hayride, some apple picking, and some hot cider. This week’s...

On September 22, 2017September 22, 2017by