Growing For Home & Market – The Mega Trend Continues

Touch the Soil News #1837 (Feature Photo – Terrace Farming – CCA SA 4.) The grow-your-own movement has become global, with many governments, particularly in the Philippines, providing training and supplies to grow the trend. Things are also expanding in the U.S. According to the National Gardening Association, 1 in 3 households grow their own…

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New Urban Farming Idea – Set Up Your Urban U-Pick Farm Close to Grocery Store

Touch the Soil News #1835 (Feature Photo – Shipping Container Farm – Freight Farms https://www.freightfarms.com/home/   So how do you set up an urban farm with no land? Simple, you grow in a shipping container converted to a high yield production facility, near a grocery store. Read about an Israeli company that did just that…

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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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Another Urban Farming Business Model

Touch the Soil News #1821 (Feature Photo  – Greenhouse Tomatoes – CCA SA 3.0 Unported, Mouh2jijel) Urban Ag News, brings the story of growing greenhouse vegetables for high-end clienteles. There is a trend for upscale resorts, restaurants and individuals that want to upgrade their food choices and quality. You can read the full story here: …

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Large Mall Embraces Rainforest, Secret Garden and Urban Farm

Touch the Soil News #1819 (Feature Photo  – 1 Utama  Mall – CCA SA 3.0 Unported, Cmglee) 1 Utama, is the 7th largest mall in the world. Weighing in at 5.6 million square feet (130 acres), the mall’s 713 stores are complemented by a rainforest, secret garden and urban farm. Customers can walk through the…

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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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Urban Farmers – Ratchet Up the Urban Food Focus

Positive Future News #926 (Feature Photo – Rooftop Farm – CCA SA 4.0 International) The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, just published a 10-point plant to boost food resilience in cities. While the article focuses on policies that cities can adopt, often times it takes local growers to promote the causes and build workable…

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