BrightFarms Series C Raises $30million: Secret is in the business model
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BrightFarms Series C Raises $30million: Secret is in the business model

Almost a year ago today BrightFarms Series C stood as one of the most impressive to date in the industry. When they raised the money last year, it was $9 million more than all other startups had raised combined that year to date. What was the secret behind being able to raise so much? According...

On September 11, 2017September 11, 2017by
Agri-Food Industry is Promising for Youth Job Sector
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Agri-Food Industry is Promising for Youth Job Sector

The Agri-Food industry is one of the brightest industries for prospective youths looking for fulfilling employment and careers. Despite discouraging youth employment prospects globally, the Agri-Food industry is one of the few seeing significant industry and job-growth, especially in the Agtech sector. A bird’s eye view of the of the global environment for the youth...

On July 29, 2017July 29, 2017by
Plenty Raises $200m
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Plenty Raises $200m

Vertical Farm Start-Up Plenty Raises $200m It seems like yesterday we were celebrating Plenty for raising $26 million and their acquisition of Bright Agrotech, in fact, it was only 5 weeks ago. They’ve been busy ever since. Plenty now has over 100 employees and has just closed another round of venture capital funding. In this...

On July 27, 2017July 27, 2017by
Meriden Sprout Food Hub – Project Update 5
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Meriden Sprout Food Hub – Project Update 5

Delays and Overcoming Challenges We hit some of our first bit of bad luck with the build out, and seeing as we are three months into modifying the space, one could say we were due for one or two. We had a few mishaps the past two weeks deliveries. Our raft bed styrofoam rafts came...

On July 25, 2017July 25, 2017by
The Mari House is teaching young kids urban farming in suburban setting
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The Mari House is teaching young kids urban farming in suburban setting

In Rawang, the Mari House stands out in its secluded suburban setting, as a bustling hub of urban farm education for young kids. If you were on the look for an urban farm, traveling down the road to the Mari House might have you thinking you were in the wrong place. You’d be passing by mansions...

On July 24, 2017July 24, 2017by
Top Ten Lessons Learned from a Urban Aquaponics Commercial Build
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Top Ten Lessons Learned from a Urban Aquaponics Commercial Build

As we close in on the end of the buildout of our pilot farm at the Sprout Food Hub in Meriden we took the time to reflect on what we learned through this process. We’re happy with our progress and the outcome given this is our first time ever in a warehouse environment and this...

On July 13, 2017July 13, 2017by
This Company Wants a Farm in Every Grocery Store.
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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
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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
Meriden Sprout Food Hub 1- Project Update 4
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Meriden Sprout Food Hub 1- Project Update 4

Breaking Ground on a New Urban Farm With the floors in the farm area covered with epoxy, we finally broke ground on our first Sprout Food Hub farm in Meriden. This farm is our showcase, the shining example of viable small-scale urban farming. Part of proving out the viability of the farm will be showcasing...

On July 1, 2017July 7, 2017by
Silicon Valley Invests in Urban Farming
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Silicon Valley Invests in Urban Farming

Silicon Valley invests in Urban Farming after the industry displays multiple recent years of exponential growth. Venture Capital firms out of Silicon Valley in the past two years have made some huge investments in start-ups and new companies to accelerate the growth of the industry. Plenty, a recent startup, has been very active after receiving a recent...

On June 18, 2017June 18, 2017by
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