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The rise of the rooftop farmers

New Yorkers have been growing urban farms for quite some time. In 2011 legislation was passed in an effort to support consumption and production of local foods and farming. The city government is officially supporting urban farming efforts. City Council passed two bills in an effort to support consumption and production of local foods and farming. The first […]

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Hydroponics disrupting our food system

There is a sense of urgency amongst our Hydroponic Growers in South Africa. Hydroponics as a way of growing it seems is here to stay, we see urban farmers rise to the rooftops of our cities, commercial farmers demand a higher yield from their land and consumers’ concern for the environment is at the forefront […]

Vertical farming

The Farm of the Future will grow plants vertically and hydroponically

Agricultural runoff is the main cause of pollution in our oceans; vertical and hydroponic farms produce no runoff. Outdoor farming consumes seventy percent of the planet’s freshwater; a vertical and hydroponic farming use only a small amount of water compared with a regular farm. All over the world, croplands have been degraded or are disappearing. […]