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2013-05-31 16:21:07

The New Site Offers Helpful Tips and Advice on How Properly Care for a Garden LOS ANGELES, May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Garden Dad, a website that features helpful gardening guides, garden tool reviews and exclusive deals on garden tools, has just launched its new and user-friendly website. Whether people already have a green thumb or find gardening to be extremely challenging, the website offers useful and in-depth tips and advice on a wide range of garden-related topics....

2013-05-29 12:22:19

BERLIN, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nature & More today launched the 'Soilmate' as part of the Save Our Soils campaign. The Soilmate, which was unveiled in a guerrilla gardening initiative in the centre of Berlin, is a specially-designed carton with organic tomatoes, soil and basil seeds. It also contains information on the issue of soil degradation and explains how consumers can win a prize by filming their own urban farming initiative. (Photo:...

2013-05-28 08:23:23

AMERICAN FORK, Utah, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Green PolkaDot Box® (OTC: GPDB)-America's premier online membership club for wholesale priced organic and non-GMO natural foods-announced today the company has entered into a purchase and construction agreement with Future Growing LLC, the world leader in vertical farming technologies. GPDB plans to install its first of many "Living Produce(TM)" growing centers in Spring City, Utah. The Utah farm site, once fully developed, will consist...

2013-05-22 16:22:58

ATLANTA, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Leaders from industry, academia, NGOs and government representing more than 40 countries will gather June 18-20 in Atlanta, Ga., for the 23(rd) Annual International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) World Forum and Symposium. The overarching theme of the event "The Road to 2050: The Talent Factor" will focus on how to develop and sustain talent across the diverse value chain of global food production - from smallholder farmers in...

2013-05-21 04:21:11

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Plantagon International AB - the Swedish vertical agriculture innovation company headed by Hans Hassle speaks at the technical forum jointly organized by The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) on "Innovations for Agriculture and Food Security" that will be held on 20 May 2013 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. This event presents a great opportunity for the Arab Islamic...

2013-05-16 16:26:19

Riverpark Farm's new location offers guests a direct view of the unique urban farmscape NEW YORK, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Riverpark restaurant and Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE: ARE) have relocated New York City's most urban farm with resumed construction of the West Tower at the Alexandria Center for Life Science. Launched in 2011, the Riverpark Farm was originally located on a stalled construction site where construction of the West Tower at the Alexandria...

2013-05-16 16:25:28

More than 50 farmers markets across Minnesota to accept EBT this growing season; continuation of Market Bucks program increases SNAP recipients' buying power EAGAN, Minn., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Access to fresh, healthy, affordable food just got easier for more low-income Minnesotans, thanks to a collaborative effort by rural and urban farmers markets, the Minnesota Department of Human Services and the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota...

2013-05-10 16:22:33

DENVER, May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dig It Yourself, a container gardening demo and sale, will be held at the Denver Pavilions on Saturday, June 1, from 11am-4pm in the plaza by Forever 21. Luan Akin and Rob Proctor from popular Denver-area garden center Tagawa Gardens will show area residents how to grow container gardens on small patio and balcony spaces. Edible plants and vegetables will also be available for purchase. Luan Akin, former TV reporter turned Tagawa Gardens Outreach...

2013-05-03 23:21:10

The Frederick, MD based company is taking part in the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative's Hult Prize competition, an online event that will award $1 million in startup funding to one social venture that addresses global food security. Earth Starter is the maker of the Nourishmat, a one of a kind, all-in-one roll out garden that empowers people to grow their own food and flowers. Frederick, MD (PRWEB) May 03, 2013 Earth Starter, the Frederick, MD based startup company that is taking the global...

2013-05-02 23:23:36

Plant the seeds of better health. Journeyworks Publishing´s brochure, “Community Gardens: 25 Things Everyone Should Know” can help build support for local garden projects. Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 A study recently published in the American Journal of Public Health looked at a community garden in Salt Lake City and found that those who participated in the garden had a lower BMI (Body Mass Index) compared to peers who were not involved in the garden. A lower BMI...


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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