Wednesday Weekly Harvest – 11/22/17
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Wednesday Weekly Harvest – 11/22/17

Happy Wednesday! This week we have a bit of an abbreviated weekly harvest due to the holiday weekend. We’re excited to share time and food with friends and family, overeat to a completely unnecessary level and then not move from the couch for hours! We hope everyone is able to spend quality time with the...

On November 22, 2017November 22, 2017by
“Everyone Deserves Organics”: Aquaponics Is USDA Organic!
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“Everyone Deserves Organics”: Aquaponics Is USDA Organic!

After much debate, the USDA has decided that hydroponic and aquaponic farms could remain eligible for the USDA Organic certification – phew! After almost 7 years of overall uncertainty on whether hydroponic and aquaponic farming, both “soilless” methods, deserved to be eligible for USDA Organic certification, the National Organic Safety Board (NOSB) and the USDA...

Weekly Harvest 11/10/2017
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Weekly Harvest 11/10/2017

Happy Friday! We hope everyone had a busy and productive week. We know we certainly did. We continued our installs across the CREC school district. We got a bunch of new catfish from the Sound School, an aquaculture technical high school in New London. We also taste tested some produce from the system this week...

On November 10, 2017November 10, 2017by
Knox Receives $200,000 Grant From Bank Of America
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Knox Receives $200,000 Grant From Bank Of America

Bank Of America Awards Knox Grant For $200,000 Knox, a non-profit in Hartford dedicated to aiding and educating residents with urban gardening and farming, recently received a much deserved $200,000 grant from Bank of America. This grant will help Knox continue and expand their programs over the next two years. Specifically, this grant was awarded...

On November 8, 2017November 7, 2017by
Plenty’s First Farm Will Be In Bezos’ Backyard
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Plenty’s First Farm Will Be In Bezos’ Backyard

Plenty To Build 100,000sqft Urban-Vertical Farm In Seattle Plenty made waves earlier this year when it closed a $200 million dollar funding round led by international giant SoftBank. The company also counts Eric Schmidt and Jeff Bezos among its investors through their firm’s Innovation Endeavors and Bezos Expeditions respectively. Through Softbank, and 6 other follow...

On November 6, 2017November 6, 2017by
Weekly Harvest 11/3/2017
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Weekly Harvest 11/3/2017

Happy Friday! In typical New England fashion, we can’t decide whether we want it to be fall or stay as summer. We’re enjoying the extended season though as are our plants. For those of you who garden in the soil, make sure to collect your leaves and add them to your beds to compost over...

On November 3, 2017November 3, 2017by
AeroFarms Series D Round Closes At $40 Million
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AeroFarms Series D Round Closes At $40 Million

AeroFarms Series D closes for a grand total of $40 million, up from previously reported 34.3 million AeroFarms seems to be in constant fundraising mode. With AeroFarms Series D round of investment, they add IKEA Group and David Chang, chef and founder of the Momofuku Group, and retired US Army General David Petraeus to a...

On November 1, 2017November 1, 2017by
Berlin Just Got Little Fishier
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Berlin Just Got Little Fishier

Berlin Farm Raises Fish and Plants In Downtown. In 2014, Ecofriendly Farmsystems (ECF), launched one of Europe’s biggest aquaponics farms right in the heart of the Berlin. The expansive greenhouse, built on the site of an old malting plant, is home to thousands of pots of basil and 13 fish tanks stocked with perch. The...

On October 30, 2017October 30, 2017by
Weekly Harvest 10/27/2017
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Weekly Harvest 10/27/2017

Happy Friday! This week we continued our installs across various CREC schools which just so happens to coincide with National Farm To School month. We also checked in with some of our original CREC teachers to see what they are growing. We’ll take a look at various news around the industry, blog updates this week...

On October 27, 2017October 27, 2017by