Weekly Harvest 10/20/17
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Weekly Harvest 10/20/17

Happy Friday! It’s the week that decided to become fall! Most of Connecticut experienced its first frost this week as temperatures are finally getting to where they ought to be this year. We’ve all benefitted from an extended summer and got a few extra weeks worth from our summer crops. Now is the time to...

On October 20, 2017October 20, 2017by
Kappa Farms Invests $865,000 For New Aquaponics Farm
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Kappa Farms Invests $865,000 For New Aquaponics Farm

Kappa Farms Invests $865,000 For New Aquaponics Farm in Sterling, VA Kappa Farms is a group of farms in the D.C. area that is focused on organic and environmentally friendly farms in urban areas. As part of their newest project Kappa Farms invests $865,000 dollars towards a new aquaponics farm that will employ 21 local...

On October 18, 2017October 16, 2017by
UAE Center Uses Aquaponics To Employ I/DD Students
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UAE Center Uses Aquaponics To Employ I/DD Students

UAE’s Zayed Agricultural Center Uses Aquaponics and Farming to Help Individuals with Special Needs The Zayed Agricultural Center for Development and Rehabilitation was founded in 1994 by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. “The foundation of the center aims to the inclusion of enrolled students with special needs into the productive and social life...

On October 16, 2017October 16, 2017by
Weekly Harvest 10/13/17
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Weekly Harvest 10/13/17

Happy Friday! In this week’s harvest we check in on our installs for the CREC school system. We also hit another milestone on the farm, check out the best plants and fish for any aquaponics system and check out what’s new in the industry. In this week’s harvest: 1.Client Spotlight: CREC Schools This weekend we...

On October 13, 2017October 13, 2017by
Best Plants For Aquaponics
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Best Plants For Aquaponics

Best Plants For Your Aquaponics System Aquaponics is widely touted for its ability to grow anything that you can grow in soil using less water, space, and inputs than soil farming. And while all plants seem to thrive in aquaponics there are some plants that stand out as the real show stoppers. Over the years...

On October 10, 2017October 10, 2017by
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Kingsborough Community College Teaches Urban Farming To Brooklyn Youth

Brooklyn Students Learn Urban Farming This Summer At Kingsborough Community College Students from all over Brooklyn attended Kingsborough Community College this summer to learn about Urban Farming. Nearly 30 high school students took part in Kingsborough’s Brooklyn Science Innovation Initiative, which featured 5-week programs sponsored by AT&T. During the summer program, students worked on the...

On October 9, 2017October 9, 2017by
Weekly Harvest 10/6/2017
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Weekly Harvest 10/6/2017

Happy Friday! It’s been a busy week as more and more of the farm is coming together. We got the first few thousand plants into the system (no that’s not a typo) and got our first cohort of 200 catfish in as well. In addition, in this week’s harvest, we’ll check out upcoming events, learn some great...

On October 6, 2017October 6, 2017by
Is There A Limit To What You Can Grow In Aquaponics?
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Is There A Limit To What You Can Grow In Aquaponics?

Does Anything Not Grow In Aquaponics? Aquaponics is best known for its unsurpassed production of leafy greens and herbs. So you might be surprised to know just how many things can be grown in an aquaponics system. The great thing about aquaponics is there are so many different styles that just about anything that grows...

On October 5, 2017October 5, 2017by
World’s First Solar Powered Indoor Farm Comes To Philadelphia
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World’s First Solar Powered Indoor Farm Comes To Philadelphia

It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia Or at least it better be as Philadelphia is set to become the home of the world’s first fully solar-powered indoor farm. Metropolis Farms will be powered by over 2000 solar panels which will sit on the rooftop of their building in downtown Philadelphia. On the fourth floor, it is...

On October 4, 2017October 4, 2017by
A Converted Underground Air-Raid Shelter Now Feeding London Residents
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A Converted Underground Air-Raid Shelter Now Feeding London Residents

There’s a new urban farm on the scene in London and this one is definitely a far cry from your typical urban farm. This farm, which specializes in micro-greens is in an old Air-Raid shelter from WWII. The shelter was originally designed to protect up to 8,000 people from German raids during WWII. No longer...

On October 2, 2017October 2, 2017by