3Bar Raises $2mil in Seed Round
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3Bar Raises $2mil in Seed Round

The trend of AgTech companies seeing investment continues to grow as 3Bar raises $2mil in a seed round earlier this month.  3Bar uses microbes to enhance plant growth. If you are familiar with probiotics for humans and gut health, this is the plant equivalent. They use beneficial microbes or bacteria to improve the overall health...

On August 28, 2017August 28, 2017by
Weekly Harvest 8/25/17
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Weekly Harvest 8/25/17

Happy Friday! As August comes to a close we all can begin prepping ourselves for pumpkin flavored everything season. We also prep for the launch of our new Sprout Food Hub in Meriden. In addition, this week’s bountiful harvest includes updates from the Arc Midstate, two new blog posts, news on the industry from South...

On August 25, 2017August 25, 2017by
5 Keys To Choosing Where To Put You Aquaponics System
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5 Keys To Choosing Where To Put You Aquaponics System

So you want to start an aquaponics system at your home, apartment, cave dwelling wherever. I’ve been there and the most exciting part about aquaponics can be learning how they can be adapted to fit almost any environment you wish to put them in. Whether it’s a closet, basement, attic, roof, side yard, backyard, neighbors...

On August 24, 2017August 24, 2017by
Is Israel Leading the AgTech Race?
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Is Israel Leading the AgTech Race?

There are now more than 400 Israeli agritech startups working on solutions for the global agriculture sector. Given Israel’s history of agriculture, it’s hardly surprising that the country would collectively focus on businesses surrounding the sector, but these are not historical Israeli farming companies. These companies are at the forefront of the race to bring...

On August 21, 2017August 21, 2017by
Eden Aquaponics Finds Commercial Success After Two Years in South Africa
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Eden Aquaponics Finds Commercial Success After Two Years in South Africa

Eden Aquaponics was started by one man’s mission to prove that aquaponics is a sustainable way to increase food production while reducing inputs like water and fertilizer. That man, Jack Probart, a former wealth manager who started Eden Aquaponics in 2013. In just two years, Jack and his team were able to start making money off...

On August 21, 2017August 21, 2017by
Weekly Harvest 8/18/17
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Weekly Harvest 8/18/17

Happy Friday! This week’s abundant harvest includes two new blogs on the site, one continuing our discussion on food-security investment, the other detailing the things we wish we knew before starting our first aquaponic systems. The latter is chock-full of laughs and valuable insights. We’ll check-in on one of our first clients to see how...

On August 18, 2017August 18, 2017by
Urban Farm Located Within New York Public Housing
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Urban Farm Located Within New York Public Housing

Green City Force is a company with a unique take on how to bring farms into the city to make an impact. Green City Force is turning unused space in New York City’s public housing into urban farms, and working with young people to educate themselves about local food, nutrition, and a deeper connection to...

On August 16, 2017August 15, 2017by
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Why Food Security May Be One Of The Best Investment Opportunities Of The Century? Post Two: Understanding The Opportunity Continued…

The world’s biggest problems are the world’s biggest business opportunities.- Peter Diamandis This is the second installment in our ongoing series investigating how investments in food security present some of the biggest opportunities for investors this century. If you missed part one, click here. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Last week we left off on our discussion assessing food (in)security...

On August 15, 2017August 15, 2017by
Franklinton Farms Distributed Farming Model Perfect For Urban Centers
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Franklinton Farms Distributed Farming Model Perfect For Urban Centers

Franklinton Farms is far from your stereotypical farm. For one they farm in an urban setting rather than a rural one. For two they don’t have any big land plots. In fact, they farm 12 small plots of land that add up to just over 2.5 acres and produces over $50,000 worth of produce every...

On August 14, 2017August 14, 2017by