Discover How Urban Farming Works…

Keri Fox grew up on a traditional grain farm in southern Saskatchewan, Canada. After becoming an electrician and operating her own electrical contracting business for a few years she yearned for a more fulfilling career. After doing a fair amount of research and traveling, she found her passion by establishing a urban farming operation in […]

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Dutch Bucket Hydroponics – How It Works & How To Make Your Own Buckets…

Hydroponic Dutch bucket systems (Bato bucket systems) are perhaps the simplest hydroponic (and sometimes aquaponic, although aquaponics is more difficult) system to build, and a favorite of growers the world over. A variation of media bed techniques, Dutch buckets break the media bed system down into smaller components (the buckets). This approach offers several benefits. Each bucket can be set […]

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Hospital Constructs Biggest Organic Rooftop Farm In Boston…

Boston Medical Center (BMC) is taking its reputation as the greenest hospital in the Boston area literally, as the once barren roof on top of its power plant building has been transformed into the largest rooftop farm in the city. The 7,000 square feet of growing space, already flourishing with fresh produce, including arugula, bok […]

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Solar Greenhouses Generate Electricity & Grow Crops At The Same Time…

The first crops of tomatoes and cucumbers grown inside electricity-generating solar greenhouses were as healthy as those raised in conventional greenhouses, signaling that “smart” greenhouses hold great promise for dual-use farming and renewable electricity production. “We have demonstrated that ‘smart greenhouses’ can capture solar energy for electricity without reducing plant growth, which is pretty exciting,” […]

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Turning Wood Into The Ultimate Fertilizer Is Easy With One Of These…

Biochar is what results from burning biomass in a low oxygenated environment and is made from collecting biomass – usually wood and stuff you already have at your home/property – and burning it to turn it into charcoal. The making of biochar helps the environment by transforming kindling wood or any biomass into an extremely stable […]

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Self-Reliance In The City: One Family Proves It Is Possible…

What does it take to be an urban homesteader? One family in Pasadena, California managed to pull off bringing the country into the city. Around 372 square feet only, this self-sustaining home produces 400 varieties of vegetables, fruits, and edible flowers, totaling 6,000 pounds of food a year! This urban homestead was the brainchild of Jules Dervaes […]

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How To Green The World’s Deserts & Reverse Climate Change…

The most massive tsunami perfect storm is bearing down upon us. This perfect storm is mounting a grim reality, increasingly grim reality, and we are facing that reality with the full belief that we can solve our problems with technology, and that’s very understandable. Now, this perfect storm that we are facing is the result […]

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Living Simply In A Tiny Off-Grid Cabin…

Tom, Sarah, and their daughter Neesa live in a tiny 20sqm off-grid cabin on a property on the Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand. Instead of paying rent, they share the work of looking after the land with the owners, and both families share in the farm’s abundant produce. We were inspired by how much happier they’ve […]

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