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It’s evident that the continuous trend of human population growth will lead to an higher global food demand in the coming years. With a projected increase in demand of 60-70% by 2050, greater food production will be required in a context where the raw inputs such as land and water, are limited. Therefore, food sustainability, which implies a better utilization of these resources...

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In March 2015, The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) published a Federal Register Notice calling for nominees for a new task force on aquaponics and hydroponics. This new task force will report to the National Organic Standards Board, describing current organic production methods and assess whether they align with the Organic Foods Production...

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Building your own hydroponics system just became even more educational and fun. The 3Dponics Customizer  is now a MakerBot-Ready App—one of just nine apps, featured by MakerBot, that make exploring 3D printing both instructive and enjoyable. 3Dponics Inc., creators of the first ever 3D-printable hydroponics system, and MakerBot, the leading manufacturer of consumer-friendly desktop 3D...

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A Fresh Approach to Growing Food

February 24, 2015 | 1 Comments

There’s no question that small farmers get the short end of the stick within the food chain. With high investment requirements, unpredictable climates and a marketplace that shifts constantly, small farmers face odds that are often insurmountable when attempting to get started, scale up and compete in our industrial farming economy. However, there’s a new...

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Boswyck Farms Certification Course, Day 3

An Education in Hydroponics

February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Whether you’re a hobby grower, want to grow a business, are interested in resourceful ways to feed your community or family, or are perhaps just looking for a lifestyle shift, you’ll certainly benefit from an education in hydroponics. Even existing hydroponic growers take courses and training to help develop the skills needed to take their projects further. Though the level...

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Today’s GROWING Trends

January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

There is a noticeable shift in society’s relationship with food and an increased appetite for organic and nutritious choices. People are realizing that they have somehow lost control of where their food comes from and knowledge of the growing process. Individuals are increasingly mindful of their role and responsibility in feeding themselves and their families...

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First Place at Agritecture Design Workshop NYC

January 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

The workshop began in the typical meet and greet fashion, with wide-eyed participants unaware of what laid in store for them, while enthusiastic volunteers from Blue Planet Environmental made for a distinctly separate crowd. Minutes after the initial welcome from Henry Gordon Smith, founder of Agritecture, the part in the crowd dissolved with experts speaking...

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An Organic Passion for Plant Growth

August 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Urban gardeners are on the hunt for unique and organic products to use to grow their own produce. Worm castings are one of the urban gardening products that growers are using to produce healthier crops. These “vermicast” products have been growing in popularity as the education surround the benefits of worm castings has increased. Dan Storm...

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As the consumer demand for sustainable food security solutions continues to rise so do the available at-home gardening systems. Many of these systems provide families and individuals with the opportunity to cut down their grocery bills, take charge of their health and nutrition, and experience the positive effects of growing your own food. Additionally, these...

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Microgreens are all the rage on the urban agriculture scene for the many health and environmental benefits they provide. Microgreens are simply tiny forms of certain varieties of herbs, sprouts, and leafy vegetables. They can be grown in a controlled environment hydroponically. They’re a great option for urban gardening in small spaces, office buildings, and...

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