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The Urban Gardening Daily News Roundup

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Life is short, words are precious, and extremely rash decisions should be called out as such. These are the lessons you learn, it seems, if you have your heart ripped out and trampled by the U.S. electoral college. At a coding conference in California hosted by the tech news site Recode, [...]
Wed, May 31, 2017
A Swiss company on Wednesday is set to become the world's first to commercially remove carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere and turn it into a useful product. Climeworks, which will begin operations at a facility near Zurich, Switzerland, plans to compress the CO2 it captures and use it as fertilizer [...]
Wed, May 31, 2017
Which Plastics Are Safe For Gardening?CONTENT SOURCED FROM EPIC GARDENING HEREOne of the more common questions I'm asked on the blog is about plastic use, specifically, “What plastics are safe for use in the garden?” Since a lot of Epic Gardening readers are into hydroponics and aquaponics over soil [...]
Wed, May 31, 2017
Higher temperatures at night mean more trouble sleeping, according to a new study in Science Advances. (Duh, sweaty toss-and-turners the world over say.) The researchers used a 2002-2011 survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to match up 795,000 people's reported sleep quality with nighttime temperature records. Sure enough, [...]
Tue, May 30, 2017
Japan to prune taxes in hopes of growing farm businessGovernment panel proposes cutting levies on high-tech indoor agricultureTOKYO – The Japanese government is moving to cut taxes on operators of high-tech indoor farms to encourage more businesses to enter the sector and turn “smart agriculture” into a growth industry.Under current [...]
Tue, May 30, 2017
“The facility will serve one the continent's largest supermarket chains in addition to being used for testing and optimising processes for future, larger vertical farms, and is scheduled to begin operating in the latter half of this year. The 900 square metre indoor vertical farm will have over 3,000 square metres [...]
Mon, May 29, 2017
“Now more startups and city authorities are finding ways to grow food closer to home. High-tech “vertical farms” are sprouting inside warehouses and shipping containers, where lettuce and other greens grow without soil, stacked in horizontal or vertical rows and fed by water and LED lights, which can be customized [...]
Sun, May 28, 2017
“Vertical farming means growing crops indoors in stacked beds. “This is a new way of farming, and it's really redefining how we can bring local produce to the cities,” says Marc Oshima, a Morristown native and cofounder of AeroFarms. Oshima, CEO David Rosenberg and scientist Ed Harwood started the business [...]
Sat, May 27, 2017
NYC Launch Party on May 31stAGRITECTURE + OUR NAME IS FARM PRESENT the Summer 2017 Event Series Launch Event.AGRITECTURE has moved into a new, much larger, storefront office in East Williamsburg! Designing a space like the one we finally have has been my dream since I first started the blog [...]
Fri, May 26, 2017

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