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2014-09-29 23:03:59

With more than a decade of experience in providing vertical Green Walls, GSky adds new upgrades to its innovative space-saving plant cabinet product targeting homes and offices. Webinar on Oct. 1st expands on new line and answers questions about Smart Wall™ Cabinets. (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 GSky Plant Systems, Inc., a leading provider of vertical Green Wall Systems in North America, Europe, Middle East and Australia, is pleased to announce it has upgraded its line of popular Smart...

2014-09-17 04:20:31

Establishes first-of-its-kind scientific greenhouse on urban farm to encourage education, science and agriculture ASHDOD, Israel, September 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Ltd., a world leader in farmer-centric agricultural solutions, today celebrated the establishment of the first advanced educational greenhouse designed to help elementary and high school students learn more about the science and technology of agriculture, and its importance to global...

2014-09-15 23:05:12

The conference will be held November 11-12 at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and will focus on the economic, environmental and community benefits that result from the development of a robust local food infrastructure. The conference is ideal for farmers, investors, technology companies, city planners, community and economic development directors, suppliers and restaurant owners. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Local food policy, urban agriculture strategy, and business...

2014-09-15 08:35:42

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hikvision USA, a multiple award-winning North American leader in innovative video surveillance technology products and solutions, joined with Earthworks Farm, a work-training and educational urban farm in Los Angeles County, to promote healthy lifestyle choices to the local community. A team of volunteers from Hikvision, along with Earthworks farmers, used organic farming as a framework to support young people in the community...

2014-08-30 23:04:16

For Insanitek Research and Development's first public outreach engagement project, environmental scientist and independent researcher, Grace Conyers, takes time out of her soil chemistry research to teach urban farmers more science so they can create the gardens of their dreams while living in the cities. Indianapolis, Indiana (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 Insanitek Research and Development independent researcher and environmental scientist, Grace Conyers, reaches out to the public around...

2014-08-20 23:06:38

Early bird deadline is Sept. 10 to register for Seedstock’s 3rd Annual Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Conference. Two-day event (Nov. 11-12) includes tour of Los Angeles’ first multi-faceted food production business incubator for local entrepreneurs and a shipping container farm. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Attendees of Seedstock’s 3rd Annual Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Conference will get a sneak peak at Los Angeles’ first multi-faceted food production...

2014-08-04 16:27:50

Interviews from FutureFood 2050 share scientific, entrepreneurial, and cultural perspectives on the food security and nutrition challenges facing Africa, including insights from Nobel Peace Prize Winner and former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan CHICAGO, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As President Obama welcomes leaders from Africa to Washington, D.C. this week for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the latest FutureFood 2050 interview series, a publishing initiative from the...

2014-07-25 23:08:43

JCHC Senior Living Community offers sustainably grown fruits and vegetables plus fresh flowers weekly. As part of Tuv Ha’Aretz CSA program, residents enjoy fresh produce while supporting local farmers. Whippany, N.J. (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Residents of the Lester Senior Housing Community (http://jchcorp.org/lester-senior-housing-whippany-nj-community-life/) have a new convenience to enjoy all summer with the opening of its Friday Farmers Market in its Country Store. The senior living...

2014-07-24 23:00:39

New report by RTI International summarizes research on the current scope of food insecurity and hunger in America. Research Triangle Park, NC (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Vulnerable populations such as children, the elderly, ethnic minorities, and low-income households are disproportionately affected by food security, despite the extensive private and public food safety net in the United States, according to a new report by RTI International. Under Section 743 of the Consolidated Appropriations...

2014-07-23 23:06:21

AG Kawamura will speak about benefits of establishing and supporting local food systems during Seedstock's annual sustainable agriculture innovation conference. Tickets now available for November 11-12 program at UCLA via http://conference2014.seedstock.com. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 Seedstock today announced that former Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (2003-2010) Arthur Gen “A.G.” Kawamura, will deliver the keynote address at the 3rd...


Latest Urban agriculture Reference Libraries

Roof garden
2013-08-21 10:36:40

A roof garden is a garden planted on the roofs of buildings, also known as rooftop farming. A roof garden is not only decorative but also offers other benefits such as providing food for human consumption and adding a natural habitat for wildlife, mainly birds. Plants are usually grown with hydroponics, aeroponics, or air-dynaponics. Container gardening with soil may also be used. Vertical gardening will allow for more plant production in a small area. Completing the gardening cycle...

Container garden
2013-08-21 10:16:39

A container garden consists of plants that are grown in pots, boxes, or other containers rather than directly in the ground. Containers can be made of terracotta, wood, plastic, ceramic, or other material that will hold soil and water. There are many forms of containers from the old worn out shoe, tea cups, terracotta pots, window boxes, or the more sophisticated methods with automatic-watering systems. Container gardening is good for growers who do not have adequate soil, growing...

Community garden
2013-08-21 07:25:44

Community gardens are plots of land that are tended by a community of gardeners. In the UK they are knows as allotment gardens where local officials will rent a piece of land for their growing needs. Community gardens come in all sizes and functionality from the small planters found hanging around town, to the large plantings to help preserve natural habitats. Community gardens may be privately owned as well as publicly. One plot of land can be used as a whole, with everybody working...

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