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The Urban Gardening Daily News Roundup

Your latest urban gardening news roundup

Keep up to date with all the latest on Urban Gardening, GMO issues and other related matters from around the web

Earlier
As the March for Science nears, questions about whether scientists can and should advocate for public policy become more important. On one hand, scientists have relevant expertise to contribute to conversations about public policy. And in the abstract, the American public supports the idea that scientists should be involved in [...]
Wed, Apr 19, 2017
The Kentucky-based Berkeley Energy Group has announced plans to build “the first large-scale solar farm in the Appalachian region” on top of a reclaimed coal mine, ThinkProgress reports. Berkeley hedged that it is not “replacing” its coal projects with solar power. However: “We have already extracted the coal from this area,” [...]
Wed, Apr 19, 2017
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“One hundred miles, give or take, from farm to table, is the ideal maximum distance for produce to be considered local. But there are some companies that are greatly improving on that goal — instead of triple-digit mileage, they're offering produce that's grown within just a few miles. Even better, [...]
Wed, Apr 19, 2017
Four Bold Predictions by Andrew BlumeI'm feeling a bit exposed in penning these predictions. Admittedly, the safer bet probably would be to gamble your money against them. While a voice in my head tells me not to publish what I have to say; a much louder voice in my head [...]
Wed, Apr 19, 2017
Saudi Arabia exports more oil than any other country, and consumes nearly 3 million barrels of oil a day, making it the seventh-highest consuming country. But the nation has unveiled a new project to curtail oil use and boost renewable power generation over the coming decade. Saudi Arabia now has about [...]
Tue, Apr 18, 2017
5 VERTICAL FARM PROJECTS INCUBATING AT BROWN UNIVERSITYBy Sierra Clark and Amy NgYoung people want to be farmers, but not in the traditional sense. The emergence of vertical farming, hydroponics, and the local food movement are inspiring college students across the country to think about how to grow food sustainably. [...]
Tue, Apr 18, 2017
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“It started with a lemon tree. Kelly Carlisle didn't grow up gardening. She didn't have a windowsill herb garden. She knew about farming, of course, but in her mind there was a disconnect: food just sort of showed up at the grocery store. She worked a corporate job, wearing fancy [...]
Tue, Apr 18, 2017
Australia: New funds for 10 hectare semi-closed Nectar Farms projectBig news out of Australia with a CEA facility raising 8 figures worth of investment capital. For a quick plug before we get into that content, and while we're on the topic of Australia, our founder Henry Gordon-Smith will be speaking [...]
Mon, Apr 17, 2017
Examples
“Dying eggs this time of year is a tradition for many families. Instead of purchasing kits at the store, try using natural ingredients you may already have growing in your own garden or stored in your kitchen pantry. You'll feel better about dying your eggs using organic [...]
Fri, Apr 14, 2017


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