Armstrong State University Finds Success Using Aquaponics in Biology Program
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Armstrong State University Finds Success Using Aquaponics in Biology Program

Armstrong State University’s FORAM Sustainable Aquaponics Research Center stands out as far as classrooms go at the University. In place of desks, laptops, and powerpoint presentations, students learning biology at ASU are surrounded by fish, plants and the relaxing sound of gurgling water as it flows through their aquaponics systems nestled in a 4,100 sqft...

On August 7, 2017August 7, 2017by
London drafts a new Urban Agriculture Strategy
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London drafts a new Urban Agriculture Strategy

In July, London drafted a new framework for a strategy that will guide and support London Ontario’s urban farming community. The draft was assisted and supported by Evergreen, a Toronto based charity with a track record of improving urban environments. The draft addresses five major aspects of urban agriculture, growing, processing, distribution, food loss and...

On August 5, 2017August 5, 2017by
Weekly Harvest: 8-04-2017
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Weekly Harvest: 8-04-2017

Happy Friday! Summer is the season of bountiful harvests and this week’s haul is no exception. This week’s bounty includes a new partnership with the Regional Water Authority to bring three aGrow aquaponics systems to local area schools, updates on the sprout Pilot Farm build out, continued discussion on the continuous investments being made in the...

On August 4, 2017August 4, 2017by
In Cincinnati, Urban Farming Sprouting Up All Over City
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In Cincinnati, Urban Farming Sprouting Up All Over City

Cincinnati is not usually the city that comes to mind when talking about cities where urban farming is on the rise. Yet behind the scenes, Cincinnati is quietly becoming a hotbed of urban farms. In fact, this past June the Cincinnati City Council launched Urban Agriculture Stat. The goal is to expand Cincinnati’s urban farming...

On August 1, 2017August 1, 2017by
Motley Fool: Food Security One of the Best Investments of 21st Century
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Motley Fool: Food Security One of the Best Investments of 21st Century

The Motley Fool, a popular website for investment advice, has caught on to the rising ag-tech and urban farming industries and has marked investments in technologies and companies that are looking to solve Food Security issues as one of the best investments one could make in the 21st century. The Reasoning? It’s quite simple and...

On July 31, 2017July 31, 2017by
Weekly Harvest 7-28-17
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Weekly Harvest 7-28-17

Happy Friday! This week’s harvest feature’s updates from Trifecta, a peek inside the training program at the Midstate Arc, the investment heard round the urban farming world, more industry news and much more. In this week’s harvest: 1) Client Spotlight: Midstate Arc The Arc or Meriden-Wallingford recently rebranded as the Midstate-Arc as they are looking...

On July 28, 2017July 27, 2017by
Plenty Raises $200m
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Plenty Raises $200m

Vertical Farm Start-Up Plenty Raises $200m It seems like yesterday we were celebrating Plenty for raising $26 million and their acquisition of Bright Agrotech, in fact, it was only 5 weeks ago. They’ve been busy ever since. Plenty now has over 100 employees and has just closed another round of venture capital funding. In this...

On July 27, 2017July 27, 2017by
Meriden Sprout Food Hub – Project Update 5
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Meriden Sprout Food Hub – Project Update 5

Delays and Overcoming Challenges We hit some of our first bit of bad luck with the build out, and seeing as we are three months into modifying the space, one could say we were due for one or two. We had a few mishaps the past two weeks deliveries. Our raft bed styrofoam rafts came...

On July 25, 2017July 25, 2017by
The Mari House is teaching young kids urban farming in suburban setting
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The Mari House is teaching young kids urban farming in suburban setting

In Rawang, the Mari House stands out in its secluded suburban setting, as a bustling hub of urban farm education for young kids. If you were on the look for an urban farm, traveling down the road to the Mari House might have you thinking you were in the wrong place. You’d be passing by mansions...

On July 24, 2017July 24, 2017by
Three Denver urban farms showcase that small-scale urban farming is commercially viable
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Three Denver urban farms showcase that small-scale urban farming is commercially viable

Three Urban Farms In Denver Provide Produce To Local Restaurants and Residents Denver isn’t a frequent city mentioned in urban farming headlines, but it’s quietly become a bustling hub of small urban commercial farms. Over the weekend Denver hosted an annual Slow Food Nations conference that featured the promising examples of urban farming in their...

On July 22, 2017July 22, 2017by