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Hydroponics and Soilless Gardening Technology

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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Engaging Youth in Hydroponics

April 28, 2015 | 1 Comments

It is always remarked how a good education system is the key driver to shape the behaviors and increase the quality of a society, as well as it is a way to hand down its heritage. Through education, youth learn fundamental skills, like communication or math, as well as they learn the founding values and...

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Hydroponics is a growing topic. Everyone is clear what we are talking about when we mention greenhouse growing, yet when we hear hydroponics our mind automatically shifts. Could it be a limited understanding about the technology and uses for this particular growing method?  Learning about the technology, science, systems, and benefits behind hydroponics will help...

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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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Foodies and Chefs Feast on This

February 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

The noticeable shift in society’s relationship with food and an increased appetite for organic and nutritious choices has made ‘knowing where your food is coming from’ top of mind. Realizing that we have lost control of where our food comes from, and the growing process itself, has made us more aware and has invoked action...

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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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5 Food Trends for 2015

January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Each year the United States moves towards a greener, cleaner, and more sustainable food supply. For example, we’ve seen how the state of our schools’ lunch programs have changed the types of foods that our children are eating. We’re also seeing more food labeling on the shelves telling us how our food is produced as...

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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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Cities are shifting to local food production by integrating farms into existing buildings or by revitalizing abandoned infrastructure. Organizations are developing new business models incorporating building integrated agriculture that are both economical and sustainable. 4 Emerging Farm Building Typologies 1. The Zero Mile Market As produce is transported from the farm to your grocery store,...

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German tech start-up, plants & machines is putting the bot back into botanics Bringing food production back into cities has become a big topic over the past few years. And gardening in urban areas is getting more and more popular. Decks, rooftops and windowsills are used to grow a wide variety of plants. But the wellbeing...

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