Weekly Harvest: 7/21/2017
Post

Weekly Harvest: 7/21/2017

Happy Friday! We’re feeling our summer heat in the new space and in our client greenhouses. Many of our clients experienced over 100-degree temps this week but they are all pumping out the produce. This week we’ll be checking in on the BARC system, get an update on the Sprout Food Hub pilot farm build...

On July 21, 2017July 20, 2017by
Three Successful Things Every Small Farmer Does
Post

Three Successful Things Every Small Farmer Does

Small Scale Aquaponic and Hydroponic farming is all the rage, but not every farmer who starts a farm is successful. In fact, many close down in their first few years from lack of experience, no sales, or poor farm management. So what sets apart those who find success from those who don’t? In today’s post, we’ll explore...

On July 20, 2017July 20, 2017by
Europe’s Huge New Vertical Farm
Post

Europe’s Huge New Vertical Farm

Behind the Scenes of Europe’s New Vertical Farm Just Northeast of Amsterdam there’s a new vertical farm called GrowWise in Dronten. GrowWire is a division of Phillip’s Lighting that is using technology to tackle the crucial question: How are we going to feed over 9 billion people by 2050? Like many others attempting an answer to that...

On July 17, 2017July 17, 2017by
Weekly Harvest 7/14/17
Post

Weekly Harvest 7/14/17

Happy Friday! This week’s harvest is chalk full of goodies. We check in on CREC ASI’s system over summer break. We’ll learn about how to harness the power of the crowd to accomplish your goals with the conclusion to our exponential technology series. Also, we’ll see how rooftop aquaponics farming is helping people on the...

On July 14, 2017July 14, 2017by
This Company Wants a Farm in Every Grocery Store.
Post

This Company Wants a Farm in Every Grocery Store.

Infarm is a new startup that imagines a future where entering a grocery store to buy fresh herbs doesn’t involve comparing various clam shells packed with herbs to try and find the best ones. Instead, they want to put the farm in the grocery store so you can browse an aisle of fresh basil and other...

On July 13, 2017July 13, 2017by
People of Gaza Strip Turn to Rooftop Aquaponics
Post

People of Gaza Strip Turn to Rooftop Aquaponics

Times of war are perilous and the people of Gaza Strip know that more than anyone. They’ve been in active resistance for several years and as a result, much of their farmland has been occupied or designated for military use. The Gaza Strip and its people have resisted all wars imposed on them and are committed...

On July 12, 2017July 12, 2017by
Exponential Thinking: Crowdfunding and Crowdsourcing – Part 7
Post

Exponential Thinking: Crowdfunding and Crowdsourcing – Part 7

Welcome Back to Exponential Thinking: Part 7 1. Introduction, 2. Renewables, 3. Smart Ag, 4. Online Learning, 5. Vertical Farming, 6. AI 7. Crowdsourcing It has certainly never been easier to get started with aquaponics than it is today. With the exponential technologies we have been covering over the past weeks, we’ve seen it is possible...

On July 11, 2017July 11, 2017by
Urban Farms Produce 1/5 World’s Food Supply
Post

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
MBA Student Brings Aquaponics Back Home to Malawi
Post

MBA Student Brings Aquaponics Back Home to Malawi

It rarely gets better than a news story like this! Lakeland University MBA student Patrick Tembwe, who is from Malawi, plans to start an aquaponics farm back in his homeland with the help of his soon to be alma mater Lakeland University and Lake Orchard Aquaponics near Haven, Wis.   Patrick, an MBA student at...

On July 8, 2017July 3, 2017by
Weekly Harvest 7/7/17
Post

Weekly Harvest 7/7/17

Happy Friday! Despite the abbreviated business week there’s was still a ton of action on the farm this week. We started on the farm install by getting the lights in place over where the grow beds will be placed, we’re officially in summer mode with the Arc of Meriden-Wallingford, we’ve got two new blog posts...

On July 7, 2017July 7, 2017by