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Urban Farming

Startup Profile: Edible Walls Inspire New Wave of Urban Agriculture

April 25, 2011 |

green living commercial edible wall units for urban farming(updated 04/11/12) As the push to “go green” in urban architecture has intensified over the past decade, so-called green roofs and green walls have gained in popularity. These vegetation-covered walls and roofs can reduce cooling costs, mitigate air pollution and add beauty to the neighborhood.

But the promise of green walls goes beyond just looking cool and staying cool. Green Living Technologies International, LLC (GLTi) is exploring how these architectural innovations might actually meet our growing need for food and inspire a new wave of urban sustainable agriculture. Read More

Startup Profile: TerraSphere Systems: Sustainable Vertical Farming is a Reality

April 14, 2011 |

TerraSphere Systems Vertical FarmingThe idea for TerraSphere Systems’ vertical farming technology all started with a few marijuana plants.

In fact, Nick Brusatore, Co-Founder and Inventor of TerraSphere Systems, began developing his unique hydroponic technology system for medical marijuana cultivation in Canada (Canada began offering medical marijuana to eligible patients in 2003).

After working with their hydroponic technology for a while, Brusatore and his partner William Gildea began to think about population growth and quickly perceived the wider agricultural marketplace opportunities for their product to address future food shortages. Read More