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, 2017June 12, 2018by
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, 2017June 12, 2018by
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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
Tokyo Vertical Farm Produces 10,000 Heads Of Lettuce Daily
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Tokyo Vertical Farm Produces 10,000 Heads Of Lettuce Daily

25,000 SqFt Plant Factory In Tokyo Showcases How Cities Of the Future Will Meet Rising Food Demands As Populations Grow Housed in an abandoned Sony factory, Shigeharu Shimamura, a plant physiologist and CEO of Mirai, has constructed a plant factory that showcases the future of urban food production. 25,000sqft of plant beds powered by 17,500 LED...

On August 12, 2017June 12, 2018by
Weekly Harvest 8-11-17
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Weekly Harvest 8-11-17

Happy Friday The bountiful summer harvests continue this week as we hear back on our CT Next Growth Grant, finalize the aquaculture tank setup, see blogs on the real secret for success in aquaponics and why food security offers such a big opportunity for investment. We’ll also check out some news from the industry with...

On August 11, 2017June 12, 2018by
This Is The Real Secret To A Successful Aquaponics System
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This Is The Real Secret To A Successful Aquaponics System

Where Lies The Real Magic In An Aquaponics System? Aquaponics can seem like magic when you first hear about it. Likely when you first heard about it you heard it defined as the integration of aquaculture, or the raising of fish in a closed environment, and hydroponics, the raising of plants in a soil-less medium....

On August 10, 2017August 8, 2017by
Sky Greens is Singapore’s Most Innovative Urban Farm
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Sky Greens is Singapore’s Most Innovative Urban Farm

Sky Greens in Singapore is the World’s First Low Carbon, Hydraulic Driven Vertical Farm. Sky Greens uses a patented vertical farming system in which rotating tiers of grow troughs rotate around an A-frame structure for increased growth per sqft without the need to supplemental lighting like in most tiered greenhouse operations. This keeps their carbon footprint...

On August 9, 2017June 12, 2018by
Why Food Security May Be One Of The Best Investment Opportunities Of The Century? Post One: Understanding The Opportunity
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Why Food Security May Be One Of The Best Investment Opportunities Of The Century? Post One: Understanding The Opportunity

The world’s biggest problems are the world’s biggest business opportunities.- Peter Diamandis Peter Diamandis and his Singularity University have a unique look on the World. He believes that the bigger the problem the bigger the business opportunity for the person who can create a scalable solution. What scale solution? Diamandis and S.U. are only focussing...

On August 8, 2017June 12, 2018by
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, 2017June 12, 2018by
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, 2017June 12, 2018by