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Homestead Hamlets: Neighborhood Gardens That Create Community Food Security
Showcasing edible landscaping techniques, the neighborhood gardens started by residents of one Nebraska block helped build community food security.

By Tim Rinne
Photo by Jean Lewis

motherearthnewsmag:

Homestead Hamlets: Neighborhood Gardens That Create Community Food Security

Showcasing edible landscaping techniques, the neighborhood gardens started by residents of one Nebraska block helped build community food security.

By Tim Rinne

Photo by Jean Lewis

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macedon-ranges-aquaponics:

So the Winter greens are coming along really well.

The Kale is amazing, we began harvesting that for dinner last week, and we were really happy, it was a new one for us and definitely one to keep from now on!

Brussel Sprouts and Snow Peas took very well as did the Silver beet and cabbages. The Broccoli and cauliflowers also took with no issues at all. The Rhubarb was the worry really, it dropped all of its leaves and we had thought we had lost it (bottom right photo, bottom left of growbed) but it came back within the following week and looks strong. I can not wait to get it into an apple and rhubarb crumble!!

Cabbages are also growing well but again, my two crops that i struggle with Spinach and Rocket JUST WONT GROW for me! very frustrating.

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mixgreen:

downspout garden

mixgreen:

downspout garden

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By 2050, we will need 70% more food (UN FAO). Our population will continue to urbanize. The movement to develop sustainable, local production of food inside of cities offers some hope that we will meet this challenge. What technologies do we need to accomplish this in an increasingly polluted external environment? This documentary examines some of the exciting advances that NASA and the University of Arizona have made with their lunar greenhouse project and some of the current applications in Middle East and elsewhere.

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Question:

Really great job you guys are doing here of fielding requests….. I’ll ask again. 

Has anyone ever successfully designed a solar-powered aeroponic blimp? What about designing a solar-powered hydroponic blimp? If so, can you direct me to their models?

-DJ

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Hi DJ,

We have never heard of a solar powered aeroponic blimp. Sounds very futuristic and space saving but there are still many obstacles to such an idea. Why dont you sketch one up and we will feature it?

-@agritecture

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Plant Factory / Vertical Farming Markets to Reach $1.97 Billion by 2020

Worldwide vertical farming markets are poised to achieve significant growth as the food supply for the world starts to adopt automated process. Grow lights have become more sophisticated and less expensive to run as solar and wind energy is adopted by greenhouses and plant factories. 
Plant Factory (PF), vertical farming is a closed environment in which plants are grown under lights in shelves stacked one on another. All the elements needed for plant growth are artificially controlled, a process that removes detrimental influences such as pesticides and poor weather conditions. Traditional agriculture lives at the mercy of the elements. A plant factory is run based on science. Science is used to produce plants based on carefully controlled spectrum best for plant growth, to produce plants of a fixed quality, quantity, cost, time to harvest, and tuned to control the sale price.
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Plant factory market forecast analysis indicates that markets at $403 million in 2013 are anticipated to reach $1.97 billion by 2020. Growth is a result of the unmitigated march of automated process driven by the semiconductor industry, by microprocessors, and more directly by the need for food that is uncontaminated.
The ability to use solar energy to grow food using LED lights is a compelling new way to produce food. Using plant factory technology the containers can be put in homes and restaurants, apartments and greenhouses to grow food more efficiently and that is not contaminated with pesticides or other things that should not be on food. The ability to grow food in layers, 24 x 7 represents a major shift in the way food is provided to people. It means fresh food can be available year around at home and anyplace a person is.
SOURCE: MARKETRESEARCHREPORTS.COM
Plant Factory / Vertical Farming Markets to Reach $1.97 Billion by 2020

Worldwide vertical farming markets are poised to achieve significant growth as the food supply for the world starts to adopt automated process. Grow lights have become more sophisticated and less expensive to run as solar and wind energy is adopted by greenhouses and plant factories. 

Plant Factory (PF), vertical farming is a closed environment in which plants are grown under lights in shelves stacked one on another. All the elements needed for plant growth are artificially controlled, a process that removes detrimental influences such as pesticides and poor weather conditions. Traditional agriculture lives at the mercy of the elements. A plant factory is run based on science. Science is used to produce plants based on carefully controlled spectrum best for plant growth, to produce plants of a fixed quality, quantity, cost, time to harvest, and tuned to control the sale price.

Plant factory market forecast analysis indicates that markets at $403 million in 2013 are anticipated to reach $1.97 billion by 2020. Growth is a result of the unmitigated march of automated process driven by the semiconductor industry, by microprocessors, and more directly by the need for food that is uncontaminated.

The ability to use solar energy to grow food using LED lights is a compelling new way to produce food. Using plant factory technology the containers can be put in homes and restaurants, apartments and greenhouses to grow food more efficiently and that is not contaminated with pesticides or other things that should not be on food. The ability to grow food in layers, 24 x 7 represents a major shift in the way food is provided to people. It means fresh food can be available year around at home and anyplace a person is.

SOURCE: MARKETRESEARCHREPORTS.COM

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New Kids on the Block: Edenworks wants to disrupt the failing food system

Edenworks is developing the future of food infrastructure. We design, build, and operate fully automated aquaponic farms on urban rooftops, then sell our organic, sustainable, locally grown seafood and produce directly to restaurants and other foodservice businesses. Our goal is to disrupt the factory farm system through a resource efficient and scalable solution for local food growing and sourcing. By targeting the supply side of food, Edenworks can seamlessly change the way we all eat. 
http://edenworks.org/
New Kids on the Block: Edenworks wants to disrupt the failing food system

Edenworks is developing the future of food infrastructure. We design, build, and operate fully automated aquaponic farms on urban rooftops, then sell our organic, sustainable, locally grown seafood and produce directly to restaurants and other foodservice businesses. Our goal is to disrupt the factory farm system through a resource efficient and scalable solution for local food growing and sourcing. By targeting the supply side of food, Edenworks can seamlessly change the way we all eat. 

http://edenworks.org/

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organicandurban:

Via: Grow Food Not Lawns
Innovative homemade hydroponics system.

organicandurban:

Via: Grow Food Not Lawns

Innovative homemade hydroponics system.

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thisbigcity:

Growing Power Urban Farm 
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thisbigcity:

Growing Power Urban Farm

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