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2012-12-13 08:28:09

CHICAGO, Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- FarmedHere has recently moved its indoor aquaponic and aeroponic operations to a new 90,000 square foot post-industrial building in Bedford Park, IL. Leafy microgreens, salad greens and herbs grown in this new facility have been produced through approved methods in accordance with the strict standards of the USDA's National Organic Program. FarmedHere doesn't use synthetic chemicals, pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, antibiotics or hormones in...

2012-12-11 20:20:24

HONOLULU, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A partnership of public agencies and non-profit organizations today announced the purchase of more than 1,700 acres of land from the estate of George Galbraith on Oahu, protecting it for farming rather than development. The land, near Wahiawa northwest of Honolulu, has been fallow since 2004, when Del Monte ceased growing pineapple there. George Galbraith, a native of Ireland, moved to Hawaii in the late 1800s, and died in 1904. The Bank...

2012-12-04 12:23:13

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the past year, nearly one-third of adults in America have either experienced lack of food or been concerned about food insecurity among their family, friends, or neighbors. Equally troubling, one in 10 adults went without a basic need (such as food, medicine, or health care) in order to provide food for another family member. Those are among the findings of a new poll commissioned by Generations United and conducted by Harris...

2012-12-04 08:21:56

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Home Aquaponics Garden Kickstarter project by Back to the Roots, an urban mushroom farm, crowdsourced over $125,000 in two weeks with over 2,000 backers. The project kicked off with a bang on November 15th, raising over $20,000 on the first day. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121204/CG22221) While there have been similar projects on Kickstarter, the Aquaponics Garden is the only such home aquaponics kit. It is one of...

2012-11-27 12:23:23

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hurricane Sandy devastated urban farms in New York City and New Jersey and now those farms are facing immeasurable crop losses that may take years to recover. In addition to crop loss and apiary or bee farm destruction, farms also are dealing with pollutants that might have been washed in with the storm water. If pollutants exist, farmers will create remediation plans that could include inoculating the soil with fungi spores, saturating the...

2012-11-15 08:33:55

CHESTERFIELD, Mo., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) released findings of a new survey about Americans' perceptions on food production. The survey, released in conjunction with The Food Dialogues(SM): New York, revealed Americans increasingly believe food production is heading in the right direction. However, the survey also found Americans still have widespread misperceptions about how food is grown and raised. According to the survey, 53...

2012-11-15 08:33:32

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Homegrown food is in for a radical change, and so is keeping fish. Back to the Roots, an urban mushroom farm in California, is launching a new home aquaponics kit via Kickstarter on November 15th. The Aquaponics Garden is essentially a self-cleaning fish tank that also grows a range of fresh produce in a garden on top. The fish water fertilizes the plants, and in turn the plants clean the water for the fish. (Photo:...

2012-10-29 11:26:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospitals around the country are the latest to join the rooftop farming trend that provides patients with the freshest produce available. Although these rooftop gardens are sprouting up nationwide, one thriving farm making headlines is at Stony Brook University Hospital on Long Island. The fourth floor farm is managed by staff nutritionists, dietetic interns and Sustainability Studies students from the University. This year's crop produced...

2012-10-26 07:24:20

The New Orleans Convention Center partners with groups to build an innovative garden NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, in honor of National Food Day, a time to champion affordable, healthy and sustainable food, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Recirculating Farms Coalition, and New Orleans Food and Farm Network announced their partnership to create a community urban food and farming center on 2.5 acres of land owned by the Convention...

2012-10-18 07:21:35

CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With the financial support of Whole Foods Market, FarmedHere expands operations within its 90,000 square foot facility in Bedford Park, IL. FarmedHere, the first USDA Certified Organic aquaponic indoor farm, qualified for the loan in recognition of the quality of its products and the soundness of its business plan. FarmedHere has been selling its fresh, locally grown produce in Whole Foods stores since 2011. (Photo:...


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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