Exotic Urban Farming

Positive Future News #930 (Feature Photo – Arden Food Forest – courtesy of Arden Food Forest) CAN Lifestyle news brings us the story of the world’s highest rooftop urban farm. Located in Singapore, the farm is atop a 51 story building. The primary purpose of the farm is to serve chefs of upscale restaurants. Singapore…

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Specialty Strawberries – The Business Lure of a Specialty Crop

Touch the Soil News #1811 (Feature Photo  – Strawberry – CCA SA 4.0 International) Vertical farming company Oishii, is farming specialty strawberries, famous for their exceptional flavor. Oshii, has attracted over $55 million in venture capital to expand its operations, including building the world’s largest indoor vertical strawberry farm. The strawberry in the highlights is…

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Composting – An Emerging Urban Agricultural Business Opportunity

Touch the Soil News #1810 (Feature Photo  – Composting – CCA SA 3.0 Unported, Crystalclear) Food wastes represents an immense source of raw material for composting. Making news is Domingo Morales of New York, who has become a local champion and hero for composting waste. Domingo raises the question: Is there opportunity to create compost…

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Urban Ag News – A Source for Urban Ag Business Insights

Touch the Soil News #1809 (Feature Photo  – Greenhouse – CCA SA 4.0 International, Veeti Davideson) While growers like to be passionate about what they do, the reality is that the bills need to be paid, wealth needs to be built, and we have to have a vacation here and there. For this reason, having…

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