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LA Agritecture Workshop Designs Urban Spaces to Grow Food

March 29, 2017 |

LOS ANGELES, Ca. (March. 24, 2017) — Teams of local architects, engineers, developers, Los Angeles city officials, urban farmers, and others will compete next week to design and devise the best plan for sustainably growing food in urban environments. Sponsored at the gold level by the LA office of global architecture and design firm Perkins+Will, and co-organized by Agritecture.com, an online media outlet focused on urban and vertical farming; the sold-out “Agritecture Design Workshop” will give participants the opportunity to produce creative, yet practical, solutions for supporting urban agriculture in the LA metropolitan area. The winning team will be selected based on how well their urban farm concept localizes food production within the city while decreasing resource consumption and increasing social cohesion. Read More

Future of Food Field Trip Speakers to Address Community Development, Food Justice and Access

March 1, 2017 |

Food related endeavors that focus on community development and engagement — from community gardens and urban farms to workforce development programs — play an essential role in enhancing food security, educating citizens about where there food comes from, and strengthening food equity.

To address the role that community gardens, workforce development, and increasing food access play in strengthening communities and local food systems Seedstock’s ‘Future of Food – Community Development Field Trip’ on March 17, 2017 will provide attendees with an opportunity to learn from and interact with leading experts in the field. Read More

Weekly Stories of Food Systems Innovation from Around the Country

January 5, 2017 |

To Grow Community and Jobs of the Future, Suburbanite Launches Vertical Farming Enterprise in Detroit

BY TRISH POPOVITCH

After spending time with street children in Brazil as part of a missionary trip, Jeff Adams, founder of Detroit, … Read More

Weekly Stories of Food Systems Innovation from Around the Country

December 15, 2016 |

Father-Son Team Launches First Urban Farm in South Carolina to Meet Growing Demand for Local Food

BY VANESSA CACERES

After 30 years working in the field of architecture, Robbie McClam yearned to return to his farming … Read More

City of Atlanta to Host Inaugural ‘Aglanta Conference: Where Growing Opportunity Meets Thriving Community’

December 9, 2016 |

aglanta-conference-atlanta-controlled-environment-agricultureATLANTA – The Aglanta Conference is a gathering to showcase urban and controlled environment agriculture (CEA) innovation in the City of Atlanta. The City of Atlanta has partnered with Blue Planet Consulting to bring together restaurateurs, grocers, architects, entrepreneurs, technologists, business owners, and urban farmers for this premium networking and knowledge sharing opportunity. Our goal is to foster Atlanta’s growth as a central hub in the nation’s $9 billion a year indoor farming industry.

The Aglanta Conference will be an intimate and invaluable environment for participants to engage with a local, national, and international audience. Through workshops, lectures, and networking sessions, the conference will cover issues across the spectrum of urban agriculture business models and technologies, with a particular focus on the emerging field of vertical/indoor farming. We will spotlight local champions already doing incredible work growing food as means of ecological restoration, social cohesion, cultural preservation, economic development, and biopharmaceutical development. Read More