Backyard Fresh Farms – Making Indoor Vertical Profitable

Touch the Soil News #1410 (Feature photo – Arugula – By Retama – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1803040) Chicago Tribune journalist Alexia Ruiz brings us the story of Jake Counne and the building of Backyard Fresh Farms. http://www.backyardfreshfarms.com/about-us/ Counne is convinced that his technology approach will allow him to grow food at an affordable…

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Merging the Housing and Urban Farming Realms

Positive Future #513 (Feature photo Vertical Harvest – courtesy of Vertical Harvest) Fannie Mae (Federal National Mortgage Association) holds over $3 trillion in mortgage loans. As a government sponsored entity, its mission is to ensure adequate sources of funding for home buyers seeking financing. As a giant in the real estate arena, Fannie Mae is…

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Vertical Farming – The Billion Dollar Gamble

Touch the Soil News #1376 (Feature photo – Vertical Farming – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license Growing greens in controlled environments is becoming big business. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been invested in a handful of large vertical farm start-ups. The goal is to start suppling cities with fresh greens as opposed…

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