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Making Your Organic Budget Stretch

April 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

We now know that purchasing organic produce is the healthier choice, but are you still on the fence that there’s value in buying organic produce? After reading this article, you’ll have found the solutions to get more from your organic produce purchase, and you’ll be able to rest easy knowing your food is pesticide-free. Now you can make your organic budget stretch...

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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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Aeroponics is quickly becoming a sought-after soilless growing solution because of its many features, advantages and benefits. But there are some things to know about advanced aeroponic technology which can help you make the correct decision about implementing this type of indoor gardening system. The Technology Behind Aeroponics Marrying technology, engineering, and the science of...

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Measuring pH Levels in Hydroponics

July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you want to achieve optimal growth in your hydroponic garden, and see healthy, thriving results, it’s important to be regularly measuring pH levels of your nutrient solution. This can be done with pH testers and adjustments to pH levels can be made accordingly. What is pH? Though the exact meaning is unknown, it’s thought...

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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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Hot New Product: Living Furniture

June 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Innovation doesn’t need to be complicated in order to be valuable. Take the team at GreenTowers for example, who looked a little differently at a common part of our daily lives. They took something as simple as your living room end table and gave it an additional, important purpose: to grow your own food....

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The innovation and advancement of LED lighting technology has brought with it a host of other important benefits. The field of plant growth research has been able to advance substantially due to the advantages that LED lights provide through full spectrum lighting. Plant science and LED lighting technology work hand in hand to discover the...

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Advantages of Soilless Agriculture

May 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

The industrial revolution gave way for a form of agriculture that sped up production in a way that had never previously been conceived possible. Traditional farming was accelerated thanks to fossil fuels and the discovery of eluvial land which could then be utilized to establish plots of land used to grow at maximum efficiency. Over...

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Plant factories are the future of farming. And a new market research report from Wintergreen Research indicates that the Plant Factory market will reach a total estimated value of $1.97 billion by 2020. These are important predictions to make as proponents of vertical farming and automated urban agriculture try to ramp up investment support for...

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If there’s one thing the conversation of sustainability can teach us is that we must find opportunities to do things better than we did before – economically, socially, and environmentally. Cities are encouraged to see that urban renovations are underway whereby old, unused, or abandoned buildings and empty lots are being repurposed with a better...

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