Exponential Thinking: Crowdfunding and Crowdsourcing – Part 7
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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
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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
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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
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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
Urban Organics and Pentair Validate Urban Aquaponics Model with Second Facility
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Urban Organics and Pentair Validate Urban Aquaponics Model with Second Facility

Is Urban Commerical Aquaponics Actually Viable? That’s one question that Urban Organics and Pentair will no longer have to answer. They recently opened up a second Urban aquaponics facility in St. Paul, MN. This second facility is 10x the size of their previous facility at a staggering 87,000sqft. This makes it one of the biggest urban...

On July 5, 2017June 27, 2017by
Hospital Partners with local Aquaponics Farm
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Hospital Partners with local Aquaponics Farm

HealthPartners hospitals just got a huge upgrade at the dining hall. HealthPartners just partnered with Urban Organics in St. Paul, MN for fresh greens in their hospitals. Urban Organics provides the hospital with greens that were harvested less than 24 hours from their drop-off. In a news release, CEO Steven Massey cited that fresh and sustainably...

On July 3, 2017June 27, 2017by
Table for 9 Billion
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Table for 9 Billion

We live in a growing world. The United Nations predicts that the world population will exceed 9 billion by 2050, and as much as 80% of that figure will be urbanized. While the number of hungry people has declined in the last decade, 805 million ( 1 in 9) still go hungry, and current population...

On June 29, 2017June 17, 2017by
Tarleton State University Turns to Aquaponics for Student Enrollment
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Tarleton State University Turns to Aquaponics for Student Enrollment

Tarleton State University has a new program centered around aquaponics to increase student enrollment. A few years back enrollment in their turf management program began to decline. Dr. Hennen Cummings, a professor at the school, began looking for other programs he could offer within the Wildlife, Sustainability, and Ecosystem Sciences Department to raise enrollment. Dr. Cummings...

On June 28, 2017June 27, 2017by
Exponential Thinking: Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning – Part 6
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Exponential Thinking: Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning – Part 6

Welcome Back to Exponential Thinking: Part 6 1. Introduction, 2. Renewables, 3. Smart Ag, 4. Online Learning, 5. Vertical Farming In the last few months, we’ve covered renewable energy, smart agriculture, online learning, and vertical farming. This week we’ll be talking about something even more revolutionary and mind-bending. Continuing Our Series on Exponential Technologies.   If...

On June 27, 2017June 26, 2017by
Aquaponic and Hydroponic Farming the Next Big Thing In Ohio
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Aquaponic and Hydroponic Farming the Next Big Thing In Ohio

Aquaponic and Hydroponic farming are the next big thing in Ohio according to a few local Ohio farmers who are seeing incredible results. One operator, Paul Mastronardi of Golden Fresh Farms, states “The future of the greenhouse industry in the United States is about to take off in the next 5 years.” He believes it has...

On June 24, 2017June 20, 2017by