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Sustainable Ag + Food News: Seedstock’s Weekly Roundup

May 27, 2016 |

seedstockGrowing up: Vertical farms evolve to end hunger [Take Part]

Excerpt: Innovation is making pricey and complicated indoor agriculture a more viable means of growing organic crops. Read More

Sustainable Ag + Food News: Seedstock’s Weekly Roundup

May 20, 2016 |

seedstockMapping out farmers market success [USDA]

Excerpt: Anticipation is building for the opening of seasonal farmers markets in communities across the country—especially in Takoma Park, MD, at the Crossroads Farmers Market.                    Read More

Sustainable Ag + Food News: Seedstock’s Weekly Roundup

May 13, 2016 |

seedstockUrban farms bring us together, but can they feed enough of us? [Civil Eats]

Excerpt: When fresh food sprouts on urban rooftops, floating barges, and in once-abandoned buildings and schoolyards, people take notice. “Spaces that have gardens have a different atmosphere than vacant lots,” notes Anne Palmer, program director for Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future. Read More

Sustainable Ag + Food News: Seedstock’s Weekly Roundup

May 6, 2016 |

seedstockThe promise of urban agriculture [Law Street]

Excerpt: Urban agriculture can manifest in a variety of ways in both suburban and city environments but it has been opposed in many areas throughout the country.

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A 2-acre Farm in a Box: Kits Deliver Off-grid Farming Components in Shipping Containers

May 1, 2016 |
Netafim’s Typhoon thinwall dripline in the field. Courtesy Netafim.

Netafim’s Typhoon thinwall dripline in the field. Courtesy Netafim.

San Francisco-based Farm From a Box supplies all the components needed to create a two-acre off-grid farm,  packed in a shipping container that will then serve as a farm building. It recently announced a new partnership with Netafim, an Israel-based irrigation firm with offices in 120 countries, to supply the irrigation components. 

Farm From a Box is the brainchild of partners Scott Thompson and Brandi DiCarli. Their kits include renewable power systems, internet connectivity, basic farm tools, micro-drip irrigation systems and water pumps that can be adapted to fit either a ground well or municipal water supply. 
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Sustainable Ag + Food News: Seedstock’s Weekly Roundup

April 29, 2016 |

seedstockYoung farmers are aiming to change the face of local farming [Alternet]

Excerpt: Richard Nixon’s agriculture secretary in the early to mid-1970s was Earl Butz, a man best known for advising the nation’s farmers to “get big or get out.” Read More

Sustainable Ag + Food News: Seedstock’s Weekly Roundup

April 22, 2016 |

seedstockThese start-ups are changing the way we eat [CNBC]

Excerpt: “These are spoiled plants,” says Gotham Greens co-founder and CEO Viraj Puri, gesturing toward seemingly endless rows of perfectly symmetrical leaves — butter lettuce, arugula, basil — in vibrant, uniform shades of green. Read More

Sustainable Ag + Food News: Seedstock’s Weekly Roundup

April 15, 2016 |

seedstockThe Top 10 Cities for Urban Farming [Redfin]

Excerpt: Homes in these cities have more gardens, greenhouses and chicken coops than anywhere else in the country. These are the top 10 cities for urban farming. Read More