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Company finds new way to grow lettuce, cut risk of food-borne illness

The romaine lettuce outbreak has many consumers thinking about where their crops are grown. By Chris Welch ABC Action News Dec 6, 2018 Excerpt: One rooftop greenhouse company in...

Canada: Bosa’s False Creek Rooftop Garden in Vancouver

Bosa’s rooftop. Food waste recycling is done onsite using a continuous flow Vermiculture system (Compost worms) providing nutrient rich worm tea and castings fertilizer for...

Farms in the city: How a Chinese firm uses tech to boost yield

Beijing COFCO wisdom farm. /COFCO Photo In the next 15 years, over 200 million Chinese are expected to move from rural areas into urban and...

Canada: This Hidden U Of T Rooftop Farm Helps Feed The Hungry—And Could Impact...

Sky Garden volunteers, Cindy and Matt. “There’s a noticeable difference between our melons and grocery store melons,” says Stata. “By letting our melons ripen on...

Belgium: A jungle in the city: Brussels’ urban farming phenomenon

Cressonnière royale de Laeken – Paysages citoyens © Martine Cornil Brussels is much more than a capital with half its territory made up of public...

Canada: 1-Acre Urban Farm Planned Within Massive Vancouver Development

25 acres, 2,700 residential units (including market-rate condos, “affordable housing,” and supportive housing), child care, an adult day center, a 2.5 acre park,...

Feeding cities in the 21st century: why urban-fringe farming is vital for food resilience

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation has released a “city region food system toolkit” that supports cities in building closer links with nearby farmers...

Madrid’s Community Gardens

Map of Madrid community gardens. Click image for larger version. Where neighbourhood counter-powers put down roots By José Luis Fernández Casadevante Kois, Nerea Morán and Nuria...

Can food lovers save Mexico City’s nutrient-rich islands and the farmers who toil here?

Julio Cristobal, a Yolcan farmer, works in the fields using traditional farming methods. Jordi Ruiz Cirera / For The Times. Today, about 850 of the...

An arts-focused urban farm initiative is coming to Baltimore

The lot at 731 Ashburton St. Image via Google Maps. “As an artist, I know how much our local arts community recognizes the beauty and...
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