Indoor Vertical Farming Success Story

Touch the Soil News #1597 (Feature photo – CityFarm Malaysia – from left) Niew Ley Koon, Looi Choon Beng, Koay, Low Cheng Yang and (centre) Chew Jo Han. Photos: CityFarm Malaysia) TheStar news portal brings us news about four engineers that have launched a successful vertical farming enterprise called CityFarm Malaysia. The company sets up…

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Small Farming for Over 300 Years in the City of Tokyo

Touch the Soil News #1592 (Feature photo – Tokyo Urban Farms, CCA 3.0 Generic, Douglas Paul Perkins) Japan Times journalist Chara Terzuolo brings us the story of an organic urban farm that has been in the family for over 30 years. Located in Tokyo, Japan, this modest garden of approximately 1.25 acres is already producing…

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What Makes Urban Farm Visits Popular in London?

Touch the Soil News #1575 (Feature photo – Mudchute Park & Farm – By Ewan Munro from London, UK – Mudchute Park and Farm, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, E14Uploaded by Oxyman, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22371279) The Resident News journalist Kat Hopps, tells us about the most popular urban farms in London. Mind you, London…

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Texas A&M University – Locating Agriculture in the City

Touch the Soil News #1569 (Feature photo – Texas A&M AgriLife Center – CCA SA 4.0 International, Patrick Creighton) Texas A&M University is one of the nation’s largest universities with almost 70,000 students. It is known the world over as being a leader in agricultural research and innovation (https://dallas.tamu.edu/) Now, the university is researching the…

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Gotham Greens – Re-Inventing Urban Agriculture

Touch the Soil News #1505 (Feature photo – Gotham Greens – courtesy of Gotham Greens) FoodBev media brings us the news of Gotham Greens’ expansion into urban agriculture and controlled environment farming. Gotham Greens just opened up its 7th indoor greenhouse (100,000 square feet) in Rhode Island. This brings the company’s operations to about 500,000…

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Putting Urban Farming at the Center of City Life

Touch the Soil News #1496 (Feature photo – Swansea City – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license, Numero007) BBC News brings us the story of Swansea city, in the nation of Wales (U.K.). Swansea is looking at a mixed-use building (commercial and residential) to incorporate food producing assets in every apartment and in the…

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Ground Zero for Urban Farming

Touch the Soil News #1436 (Feature photo – Manhattan – CCA Sa 3.0 Unported) Agritecture news portal interviews Jonathan Sumner – a traditional farmer turned urban farmer. Sumner’s farm – Riverpark Farm in Manhattan is just steps away from one of his largest customers. You can read the full story here (click on the story…

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