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Using Soil and Soil Mixes

Well prepared garden soil is great for growing things in the ground but when it comes to growing things in containers the soil is different. Soils for containers...

“People eat more veggies when they take part in gardening”

Sundari Kraft is the founder of Sustainable Food Denver, founding co-chair of the Denver Sustainable Food Policy Council, and founder of one of Denver’s first multi-plot urban...

In Washington School Gardens Are No Longer A Rarity

Horace Mann Elementary School has a rooftop garden. After leafy vegetables are planted and cared for, students harvest the crops, chop them up and serve them to...

Is urban farming for rich hipsters?

Making urban grown produce affordable "This is a real challenge," says Kate Hofman, CEO and co-founder of London-based aquaponics enterprise GrowUp Urban Farms, which produces fish, salads...
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Michigan ornamental growers are adding greenhouse vegetables

Looking to take advantage of the increased demand for locally-grown and a better quality product, ornamental plant growers in Michigan are adding a variety of greenhouse vegetable...
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Singapore: Learning to grow own food in urban setting

Mr Cheng, 30, a co-founder of a creative consultancy, says: "Most of the time, we don't know where our fresh produce is imported from and if it...
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Chicago: When farm to table is just a few blocks away

Urban farming alive and well at site of former Robert Taylor Homes. It's one of many lessons Rosenthal has learned in the two years she's been growing produce...
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Urban Farm Startups Are Growing the Future

Bowery is the latest of a handful of urban farm startups attempting to reinvent how people, specifically city dwellers, get their food. Even AeroFarms, a New Jersey farm...
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10 companies feeding the urban farming boom

With more reports sounding alarms about looming food scarcity issues, there is a boom in agriculture tech, breeding companies offering everything from unorthodox growing setups to soil...

Dirty Hands, Happy Students

On the first day of school last week, students in Steven Schultz’s high-school agriculture class in Lacombe, Alta., toured their greenhouse and edible gardens, harvesting gooseberries, cherries...