Welcome to iGrow News, Your #1 Source For Urban Farming News
Brought to You by:
The American Association of Urban Farmers
Currently, Living Greens Farm houses 10 growing systems in its Faribault Industrial Park facility. These systems grow food products vertically and indoors without the use of herbicides or pesticides. According to its own estimates, the company uses 200 times less land and 95 percent less water than traditional farming.
Next month, the company will add 30 systems to help grow more lettuce, microgreens and herbs in Faribault.
For today’s modern corporate campus, Freight Farms provides the opportunity to seamlessly integrate sustainable food production into current operations to make high-quality food a staple of the culture. Each farm offers a unique flexibility to create tailored programs to meet the specific needs of our clients.
Johnson said hydropower should be recognized as another component of renewable energy sources like wind and solar energy. In fact, she said each one complements the other in a pursuit of cleaner energy. She suggested all of the renewable energy sources should be integrated for a healthy balance.
New industries, like aero farming (indoor farming without sun and soil in a fully controlled environment), tend to gravitate toward areas where there’s clean energy resources and inexpensive land, she said.
Maine has taken a bold step toward freedom, becoming the first state in the U.S. to enact a ‘food sovereignty’ law giving communities power to regulate their local food economy
Most of the farms will be right outside major cities, at most 20-miles from a major metropolitan urban center. This will provide for lower distribution costs, and reduce spoilage that is due to transportation. Farm to table will become much more efficient and given the robust demand, this technology driven approach could be successful
“This LED horticultural project is the largest in the world. It will reduce the electricity consumed to light the crop by up to 50 percent compared with conventional horticultural lighting and uses light recipes designed to boost quality and crop yields by up to 30 percent in the dark period of the winter,” said Udo van Slooten, business leader for Philips Lighting’s horticultural lighting business.
“The veggie bus is a bright, inspiring endeavor for our volunteers to get involved in a hands-on project that has direct benefits for the local community in South LA,” says USGBC-LA Executive Director Dominique Hargreaves. “Urban agriculture is an important facet of sustainable communities and this project is at the intersection of urban ag and sustainable building.”
“CEA Advisors is proud to be working with the Produce Team at Central Market, all committed to innovation and focused on food safety, unique products and the customer experience” said Behrman. North America’s leading horticultural supplier of goods and services, Hort Americas provides their expert and ongoing consultation to the project, as well.