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2013-04-05 23:02:07

Grow Up! Hydrogarden eliminates back breaking weeding, tilling, daily watering and many of the costs of traditional gardening. GrowUp LLC partners with RW Advertising to launch the unique Grow Up Hydro Garden system designed to allow beautiful fresh produce to be grown almost anywhere. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 05, 2013 Hydroponic gardening has been around for decades and is being used throughout the country including in some 5 star hotels to bring the freshest produce to the table. Now...

2013-04-02 23:01:26

GSky Plant Systems, Inc revisits Community Health Center of Middletown after the receipt of the December 2012 CTASLA award for the construction of the Peace & Health building on historic Main Street in downtown Middletown, featuring four GSky Green Walls in the shape of a continuous DNA strand. Middletown, CT (PRWEB) April 02, 2013 Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC) built a world-class primary integrated healthcare system committed to caring for uninsured and underinsured populations...

2013-03-25 12:22:37

The March Issue of Food Nutrition & Science Examines How Military Veterans In Need of Work Are Filling the Ever-Growing Void of American Farmers; Also Study Results on Vitamin D and Children, Advergaming and Food Cues and more. SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- While veterans returning from service struggle to find work, America's farmers are aging without enough young people to fill the void. However, the March issue of Food Nutrition & Science examines an...

2013-03-22 23:02:31

The American Community Gardening Association launches "Garden Aid" with Americana recording artists Nell Robinson and Jim Nunally. Support ACGA, watch the video & join the community here : http://www.nellrobinsonmusic.com/garden/ Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) March 22, 2013 The American Community Gardening Association (ACGA) is thrilled at the response to “Garden Aid ” which was launched on the first day of spring and is happening around the country in urban and community gardens....

2013-02-25 23:00:47

Representatives from the Global Food Protection Institute will participate in the Global Food Safety Conference from March 6-8 at the Hotel Rey Juan Carlos in Barcelona, Spain. Barcelona, Spain (PRWEB) February 25, 2013 Representatives from the Global Food Protection Institute will participate in the Global Food Safety Conference from March 6-8 at the Hotel Rey Juan Carlos in Barcelona, Spain. This year´s program theme is “Food Safety in a Global Economy” and will attract...

2013-01-17 20:22:31

CHICAGO, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger relief organization commends the Institutes of Medicine (IOM) for their new report examining the adequacy of the SNAP (formerly Food Stamps) benefit. Meager SNAP benefit levels are insufficient to allow families to access an adequate, nutritious diet, and the report draws needed attention to the need to protect and strengthen SNAP benefits. The report released today, "Supplemental Nutrition...

2013-01-04 10:57:26

Urban agriculture is promoted as a strategy for dealing with food insecurity, stimulating economic development, and combating diet-related health problems in cities. However, up to now, no one has known how much gardening is taking place in urban areas. Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a methodology that they used to quantify the urban agriculture in Chicago. John Taylor, a doctoral candidate working with crop sciences researcher Sarah Taylor Lovell, was skeptical...

2013-01-03 20:20:12

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Families from throughout Orange County can expect their kids to come home with dirty hands after a day at one of the Orange County Great Park's Children's Gardening Workshops. The free monthly workshop series at the Great Park's Farm + Food Lab provides hands-on gardening activities for children ages 3-to-11. The year-round series of Children's Gardening Workshops is set to begin Sunday, January 13. Kids can participate in creative workshops,...

2012-12-24 05:01:44

Nearly 98 pounds of food was collected in EMCO High Voltage Corporation´s month-long effort. Sutter Creek, CA (PRWEB) December 23, 2012 The 30-day food drive held annually by EMCO High Voltage Corporation has added 98 pounds of food and a five-hundred dollar check to the Carson Valley Community Food Closet. “Unfortunately, hunger is an everyday challenge for many Americans. The current economic climate has made it difficult for people to feed their families. As members of the...

2012-12-18 04:20:52

GENEVA, Switzerland, December 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is pleased to announce a Declaration of Partnership with the National Conference of Dalit Organisations (NACDOR) to improve nutritional outcomes for Dalit communities across India. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121211/582481-b ) The partnership, entered into on 8 December 2013 in New Delhi, India, recognizes the nutritional well-being of all...


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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