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Ag Innovations to Save the World?

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Touch the Soil News #522

Inhabitat http://inhabitat.com/ recently came forth with 7 agricultural innovations that could save the world. While that might be a rather large claim, seeing what they came up with is interesting:

1. Algorithmic Agriculture. Uses algorithms to determine complex planting patterns using diverse crops that improve ecological resilience.

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2. Food Forests. Community groups organizing around permaculture principles to create neighborhood food forests for everyone to eat from and work in.

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3. Ring Garden. A gigantic garden ring that is solar powered, desalinates water and moves trays of food in a circle for exposure to light and watering at the bottom.

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4. Rainwater Harvesting. Mostly from capturing rainwater runoff from roofs for agricultural purposes – particularly urban farming.

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5. The Power of Fungi: Fungus life forms go beyond just mushrooms. Soil fungi serve to remove harmful bacteria from animal wastes, keep soils healthy, help plants endure drought and even as a pesticide without the use of chemicals.

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6. Gardening with Children. Introducing children to growing food not only develops an appreciation for healthy vegetables, but an instinct to preserve the planet.

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7. Rooftop Gardening: Brings food close to its consumption and utilizes large areas of unused space in cities. Helps cities increase biodiversity and reduce heat footprint.

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