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Ikea Is Working On Urban Farming Products

Ikea wants to sell you more than furniture - it wants to sell sustainable living, and that includes what you need to grow your own food. Ikea is reported to be developing a new line of products with British industrial designer Tom Dixon, to be...

Feeding the Future of Agriculture with Vertical Farming

Field farming requires labour, amenable weather conditions, adequate sunshine for photosynthesis, irrigation, and often pesticides to protect crops. Vertical farming, a term coined by Dickson Despommier, is the practice of producing food in vertically-stacked layers. These “farms” make use of enclosed structures like warehouses and...

Indian Startup Aims to Bring Vertical Farming To Your Doorstep

A Mumbai-based start-up,  U-Farm Technologies, is using hydroponic techniques to customise modular farms for an individual apartment complex or for a supermarket. A group of four, comprising three graduate students from Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences (BITS) Pilani and a horticulturist, came with an...

Dogpatch Urban Gardens Is Changing The Des Moines Foodscape

Dogpatch Urban Gardens is the only for-profit farm in Des Moines city limits - the realization of one of Jenny Quiner's dreams. Quiner, one of the Des Moines Register's People To Watch for 2018, already has a steady flow of business and is looking to...

Regina Food Bank Connects People With Fresh Food

From the light crunch of lettuce to the earthy flavours of sweet basil, the Regina food bank's greenhouse is not only producing fresh food, but also putting people back in touch with where their food comes from. "Growing our own food as a food bank...

Farm-in-a-box Coming To A Distribution Centre Near You

Eric and Matt founded Local Roots four years ago. Their first purchases were broken-down, 40-foot shipping containers. Local Roots upcycles the containers into modular, shippable, customizable farms, each of which can grow as much produce as five acres of farmland. The idea is to supplement,...

From Trains to Salad: Tokyo Metro Is Now Growing Vegetables

Under the name "Tokyo Salad" subway operator Tokyo Metro Co. is growing lettuce, assorted salad greens, and even herbs at a facility near the Nishi-kasai Station on the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line. The cultivation warehouse Metro vegetable center is located under the elevated train...

Vertical Farming As A Solution To Urbanisation

A New York-based sustainability strategist, Henry Gordon-Smith, said more and more young people were attracted to vertical farming. Vertical farming is producing food on vertically stacked layers, or in high rise buildings, rooftops, glasshouses, warehouses, or shipping containers. He said it was becoming increasingly popular in...

Farms Are Growing In Kuala Lumpur

THE notion that farming is an activity that requires a huge land area has been clearly debunked as urban farming gains ground among Malaysian city dwellers. In the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Wong Min Lik has co-founded Moutou Art Space on the rooftop of a...

Paris: An Organic Farm In An Underground Car Park

An underground parking garage may seem like a strange place to grow food, but the start-up Cycloponics has installed a farm in the second basement of a car park in Paris, Porte de la Chapelle. "The Cave", as this farm is called, grows organic...