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2014-07-16 16:24:11

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity, is pleased to host Hill briefings on the intersection between hunger, health and nutrition on Thursday, July 17(th). Panelists will discuss compelling new research on how the framing of nutritional choices can influence eating behavior, the connections between food insecurity and diabetes, as well as promising interventions that communities can implement to help improve...

2014-06-30 23:17:52

“Reintegrating Ag: Local Food Systems and the Future of Cities” will examine economic, environmental and community benefits when developing a robust local food system. Farmers, entrepreneurs, investors, city planners, inventors, and agriculture suppliers must attend this conference. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 The 3rd Annual Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Conference – “Reintegrating Ag: Local Food Systems and the Future of Cities” – will focus on the...

2014-06-18 12:24:45

SCRANTON, Pa., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Teamwork, entrepreneurial skills, science, math, nutrition: these are just a few lessons that kids of all ages are learning through container gardening (http://www.earthbox.com). "We've worked with programs for children in all 50 states," reports Molly Philbin, Education Director at EarthBox® gardening systems. "Kids learn all kinds of skills through gardening. And container gardening eliminates the hassles of digging and weeding. It...

2014-06-16 23:06:55

Donations will enable Food Bank to serve over 300,000 meals this year. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 The Capital Area Food Bank today announced the final amount raised through the Washington legal community’s annual fundraising campaign, Food From the Bar, in partnership with 30 local law firms, law schools, and other legal professionals. In the month-long campaign, $130,000 was raised to help the Food Bank reach those at risk of hunger in the Washington metro area this summer....

2014-06-12 23:09:03

Former NASA and NOAA Climatologist L. DeWayne Cecil, PhD, Discusses Food, Water and Energy Security on Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne's Global Radio Show Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 Nothing is more important than food security to the safety and economy of the United States and the rest of the world, according to Climatologist L. DeWayne Cecil, PhD, speaking on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water® radio show. Obviously, no country can survive without...

2014-06-12 23:04:32

Construction Begins Shortly for World’s Most Productive Urban Greenhouse Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 It was announced today that BrightFarms, Inc., the leading urban agriculture company, and the District of Columbia’s Department of General Services (DGS) signed a lease for the site on which BrightFarms will build the world’s most productive urban farm. The lease signing follows an announcement in 2013 of the partnership between BrightFarms and the District of Columbia’s...

2014-06-10 23:17:02

URBAN FRUIT, a film by Roman Zenz, tells the story of a handful of Angelenos growing food within the city of Los Angeles. We witness their struggles with the city, their families, nature and themselves as they take back control of what they choose to consume. http://www.urbanfruit.info/ Los Angeles (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 The city of Los Angeles, California was originally built on farming. In the 1920’s, Citrus groves flourished and stretched for miles, due to LA’s rich soil and prime...

2014-06-09 16:26:41

Relaunch of Microsite Provides more Comprehensive Resource for Health Professionals and Food Bankers CHICAGO, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, in partnership with National Dairy Council® and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, today announced the digital update of the Healthy Food Bank Hub. The Healthy Food Bank Hub is an interactive microsite that provides tools and resources for both public...

2014-06-04 12:22:54

SCRANTON, Pa., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a novel approach to wellness, many public service agencies are developing "gardening for health" programs for some unlikely participants. Students, seniors, the handicapped, and even the homeless are discovering that container gardening offers an easy way to become more active and eat more healthfully. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140603/93902 Many gardening for health programs...

2014-06-03 23:05:32

Financing Led by WP Global Partners; Brings Series B Total to $7.4 Million New York, NY (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 BrightFarms, Inc., the leading urban agriculture company, today announced the closing of an oversubscribed $2.4 million tranche of financing, resulting in a total Series B financing of $7.4 million. The tranche was led by WP Global Partners LLC, a private equity firm with over $2 billion in assets under management. The financing, which also includes participation by investors NGEN...


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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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'