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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...

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Many of us are aware of the growing concern over our continued disconnect with our food supply. When I grew up, food production wasn’t really ever talked of. Carrots are grown in soil? It wasn’t...

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Vertical Farming Mitigates Food Safety Concerns

October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

With the rising popularity of urban agriculture and hydroponics, more people recognize the clear benefits of controlled-environment agriculture, which include water savings, year-round production, and reductions of pesticide use. This month I researched another benefit...

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Hydroponics: Closed-Loop Indoor Food Production  

September 25, 2014 | 2 Comments

With increased awareness surrounding the agricultural industry and many of the questionable practices that involve chemicals, fertilizers, and soil degradation, many people are looking to alternative food options. A growing number of individuals and families...

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8 Economic Benefits of Commercial Hydroponics

August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Commercial hydroponics operations are becoming a popular business model option for new-age farmers. With the demand for organic, locally-produced food increasing, as well as the availability of cloud technology, commercial hydroponics can become a economically...

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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...

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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...

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As population continues to grow exponentially and the Earth’s natural resources (including space) continue to be depleted, it’s essential that agriculture grows up, rather than out. These four commercial vertical farms are blazing the trail...

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