Sustainable Ag + Food News: Seedstock’s Weekly Roundup
August 7, 2015 | seedstock
Excerpt: An Ohio company is planning a new indoor produce growing operation on Indianapolis’ near eastside.
Excerpt: AeroFarms’ new 69,000 sq ft (6,410 sq m) facility in Newark, New Jersey, will be based in a converted steel factory and will incorporate a new corporate HQ for the firm. It’s expected to grow high-quality and healthy produce all year round.
Excerpt: A group of Maine food producers and organizations is pressing the University of Maine System to serve more locally grown food to students and staff.
Excerpt: Lorenzo R. Smith Elementary School will become the nation’s first food hub selling locally-grown food to distributors and providing the school with both free and low-cost produce for school lunches.
Excerpt: On a June afternoon, the day shift is moving into the kitchen at the Root, the locavore restaurant run by chef James Rigato in White…
Excerpt: Fruits and vegetables can be pricey and don’t always make it into low-income families’ refrigerators.
7 12th Ave communal development residents plan Rooftop Farm to showcase urban agriculture (Capitol Hill Seattle)
Excerpt: A group is launching a crowdfunding campaign to create a rooftop garden for the project as a community exhibition of hyperlocal farming involving Seattle Central Community College’s Sustainable Agriculture program.
Excerpt:New film takes a closer look at whether local food sources are the better way to go
Excerpt: Some crops need less water than a well-tended lawn, finds study in Vancouver.
Excerpt: A new partnership pursuing an estimated $1.5 million project includes the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture
Excerpt: Farming landscapes that encourage diverse pollinators, like bees, birds and insects, can help produce food that is abundant and nutritious.
Excerpt: The Internet of Things presents daunting technical and policy challenges. But smarter farming, for example, shows its potential.