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2013-08-19 23:03:01

The organization was one of two not-for-profits chosen to receive monies from the annual road race. Albany, NY (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 Capital Region residents will continue to have access to fresh food and green spaces thanks to support from the CDPHP® Workforce Team Challenge. Today, race organizers presented a check to Capital District Community Gardens in the amount of $12,352 to support the organization’s mission to nourish healthy communities. CDCG was one of two local...

2013-08-08 12:22:05

Governments have lead role in regulation and support of better environmental practices OTTAWA, Aug. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - The environmental impact of Canada's food system needs closer scrutiny, according to a Conference Board of Canada report. In addition, governments at all levels in Canada need to play a lead role in managing environmental risks in the food sector through the use of hard and soft measures. Both are essential to ensure the environmental sustainability of the food...

2013-07-18 20:22:58

- Investment to Include Agricultural Warehousing, Large Scale Production and Manufacturing, and Development of Processing and Packaging Facilities LAGOS, Nigeria, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In cooperation with the Government of Nigeria, Blumberg Grain has executed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for a $250 million investment program in the Nigerian agriculture sector. The investment includes a large scale production and distribution facility for Blumberg Grain's food security storage...

2013-07-11 08:31:39

LOS ANGELES, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sustainable Microfarms, Inc. (SMF) has developed new technology to ignite the growing industry and help farmers, big and small, grow their product more quickly, with less effort, and at a considerable financial gain. From greenhouses in the desert to vertical farms located near dense urban centers, SMF not only affects how, but also where we can grow food. With the shortening of food supply chains, these technological advances in hydroponic...

2013-07-09 21:12:42

University of Illinois professor discussed barriers and opportunities to meeting food and bioenergy demands in 2030 at the AAAS Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture. Global atmospheric change, stagnation of yield increases, uncertain societal acceptance, and government policies are some of the greatest barriers to meeting the growing demand for food, feed and fuel from our major crops said guest lecturer Stephen Long at the 2013 American Association for the Advancement of Science...

2013-07-09 12:29:39

The July 9th Issue of The Food Journal Examines Global Water Issues and What it Means for the Food Industry. SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The quality and availability of our water supply is in a critical place and will continue to grow more dire if conservation measures are not taken, according to the July issue of The Food Journal that examines water issues from drought and conservation to pollution, types of water and the overall financial ramifications....

2013-07-03 12:24:18

BOSTON, July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following letter is being released by Project Bread: Friends: Today, I'd like to tell you a bit about Project Bread's "fresh approach to ending hunger" -- because at this time of year, fresh is certainly at the top of everyone's minds! Summer brings thriving gardens, busy farmers' markets, and the type of fresh-picked produce that shines in our kitchens and on the grill. This vibrant, healthy food is something that should be on...

2013-07-02 23:17:48

Annual DuPont-Commissioned Index Highlights Key Indicators in 107 Countries and Prompts Action WILMINGTON, Del. (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 Today, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) issued findings from the annual Global Food Security Index, a first-of-its-kind ranking tool to comprehensively measure food security and monitor the ongoing impact of agriculture investments, collaborations and policies around the world. Commissioned by DuPont, the 2013 Index expands on the 25 previously...

2013-06-12 12:30:23

SCRANTON, Pa., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Millions of US households are now growing their own produce, and many of them are turning to vegetable container gardening (www.earthbox.com) to save time and increase yields. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130612/NY30389 )(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130411/NY92249LOGO-b ) Edible gardening has risen for six years straight, according to research by the National Gardening Association, and shows no signs of stopping. A...

2013-06-03 23:16:13

Designing Urban Agriculture is a framework of information to aid in the creation of urban agriculture landscapes that promote ecological biodiversity and social sustainability. Hoboken, New Jersey (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 In the past quarter century, food production has been pushed to the periphery of the city. Today the trend is to connect it back to the heart of the city and grow food in urban centers. This resurgence is in response to concerns about rising food prices, food miles, and the...


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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