New Report on Importance of Urban Farming

Touch the Soil News #1833 (Feature Photo – Tokyo, world’s largest city – By Morio – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,)   Historically, the global trend has been to expand cities, over the world’s best top soils. Many cities have ordinances prohibiting farming in the city. While it is hard to remove pavement and bring…

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1.4 Billion People – Looking to Urban Ag as a Salvation

Positive Future News #936 (Feature Photo – Farming in India – CCA SA 2.0 Generic, Rajarshi Mitra) India, the world’s second most populous nation behind China, is struggling to feed itself. With 1.4 billion people one focus to solve the problem is urban farming and controlled environment farming. Considering that India has more than four…

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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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Transforming Abandoned High School Stadium into a Large Urban Farm

Positive Future News #905 (Feature Photo – Abandoned Stadium – Courtesy of Harrisburg City Farm) Harrisburg City Farms, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is transforming an abandoned high school stadium into an urban farm. This is probably the first time ever that a farm takes root in old bleacher seating. Fox 43 news brings the story about…

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Agri-Food Canada – Funds Food Greenhouse in Calgary of all Places

Positive Future News #893 (Feature Photo– Calgary – CCA SA 4.0 International) Calgary is one of the largest northern cities in North America. With a population of 1,250,000, the city has a very short growing season, Different from the past, governments are getting interested in urban horticulture to support food banks and other charitable feeding…

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A National Urban Farm Strategy

Positive Future #871 (Feature photo – Urban Farming – CCA SA 4.0) Envisioning a national urban farm strategy, seems far a fetched, for a large nation like the United States. Where do you even start? However, for a small nation like Luxemburg – population 640,000 – in the heart of the European Union, you can…

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The Jian Mu Tower – A Farmscraper Capable of Feeding 40,000 People

Positive Future #859 (Feature photo – The Jian Mu Farmscraper –  photo courtesy of Carlo Ratti Associates.) Arch Daily brings us the story of Carlo Ratti’s 51 story farmscraper. Externally, the building is clad with giant hydroponic farming system, capable of feeding 40,000 people. You can read the full story here: https://www.archdaily.com/967740/carlo-ratti-associati-unveils-worlds-first-farmscraper-in-shenzhen

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