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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Downtown Denver Gets Its Own Urban Farm

Touch the Soil News #1404 (Feature photo – Altius Growing Towers – courtesy of Altius Farms) The Denver Post journalist Joe Rubino reports on the Altius Farms’ new operating greenhouse in Downtown Denver. The 7,000 square foot greenhouse uses vertical towers to increase production slated for downtown establishments. You can read the full story here:…

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Pennsylvania – Picking Up Where the USDA Leaves Off

Touch the Soil News #1388 (Feature photo – Seal of the State of Pennsylvania – By Henrik – Own workBoat and plow from File:Flag of Pennsylvania.svg, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7002778) For most of our lives, the larger arena of food and farming has been overseen by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The State of Pennsylvania…

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Turning Unused Car Parking Lots into Urban Farms

Touch the Soil News #1362 (Feature photo – Biofilta Urban Farm – photo courtesy of Biofilta) Australian company Biofilta (https://www.biofilta.com.au/#/) is helping cities re-invent food in concrete jungles. Recently the company built an urban farm on top of a large parking garage in Melbourne, Australia. The South China Morning Post brings the story here: https://amp.scmp.com/lifestyle/interiors-living/article/3012990/how-urban-farms-could-solve-our-future-food-problems-and

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