High-tech, soil-less indoor system takes guesswork out of farming by calculating precisely what amounts of nutrients, water, light that plants need
Source: Smartphone Helps Grow Vegetables in Cube
Katie Braaton has a goal in mind for the sometimes forgotten elderly population in the Newell, Nisland and Vale area: that each of them has access to organic food.
Source: Newell High School named state winner in STEM competition, receives $20,000 in technology | Belle Fourche | rapidcityjournal.com
FOCUS Foods is trying to fund and convert a 110,000-square foot space atop a grocery store in Cheltenham into an aquaponic farm raising fish and greens with a system that cycles nutrients. In Harleysville, Brian Haentze is converting an old chicken house into a 4,000-square foot aquaponic greenhouse that will feed the Desmond Hotel in Malvern. At Cheyney University, Herban Farms is experimenting with hydroponics and sourcing 7,000 basil plants a week to Acme, Giant and Wegmans. And in Yardley, New York-based BrightFarms opened its first hydropnic greenhouse in 2013 and sells 800,000 containers of greens to 70 regional supermarkets.
Source: Growing gains in Whitman collect momentum | Features | News | South Philly Review
Solutions Farms, a small Vista aquaponics farm run by a nonprofit group that works with homeless families, just had a pretty big growth spurt — it’s tripled in size.
Source: Solutions Farms tripling in size | SanDiegoUnionTribune.com
Buckingham’s Maximuck’s Farm has been supplying local supermarkets and restaurants with vegetables all year long thanks to their use of greenhouses and hydroponics.
Source: Video: Buckingham’s Maximuck’s Farm staying ripe in the winter – The Intelligencer: Food, Restaurants & Dining | The Intelligencer | Bucks & Montgomery Counties
Robin Pejsa has a message for brown thumb’ers out there — you can grow just about anything, just about anywhere.
“You want organic food? It’s really not that much drama to grow your own food,” Pejsa said.
Source: Futuristic farming, forget the soil | StarNewsOnline.com
Giannis Panagiotakis of Urban Hydroponics explains how you can have a garden capable of feeding your whole family on your balcony, even when you have no soil!
Source: Smart Gardening: No soil? No Problem! | GreekReporter.com
From the UK’s first acquaponic vertical farm to a bee apiary that spans the city’s gardens and rooftops, a new generation of farmers are transforming London into an urban acreage.
Source: From N16 to SW9: How London’s Urban Farmers are Cultivating the City – Modern Farmer
A start-up out of Boston wants to change the local food system, one shipping container farm at a time.
Source: Could The Future Of Urban Farming Be Found Inside Of An Old Shipping Container? | ThinkProgress
Weatherly school children were inspired to grow lettuce using hydroponics and enter a national contest.
Source: Students Dive Into Hydroponics | WNEP.com