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Inuvik community greenhouse hydroponics unit arrives

Lovers of leafy greens will soon have another option for fiber as Inuvik Community Greenhouse has acquired a long-awaited heated hydroponics container. Years in development and sporting the artwork of greenhouse employee Adi Scott, the re-purposed trailer is visible on the way into town. Community Garden…

Study on the effects of plant age and root damage on internalization of shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli

This study examined the effects of plant species and age on the likelihood and level of internalization of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in aquaponic and…

"This partnership introduces innovative technology to our facilities and team members"

ZipGrow has expanded its footprint, moving from leased premises to its own building at the corner of Cumberland and Seventh Street. The new building more than doubles the amount of space available to the manufacturer of the world’s most installed vertical hydroponic equipment. “Demand for our products…

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Across the pond, urban farms are the next big thing

A vertical farming boom is happening in Ireland. Two Cork City urban farms established themselves amidst the chaos of 2020, casting doubt aside during a year that saw entrepreneurs and small businesses pushed to their limits. Lockdowns in Ireland presented hardships, but they also allowed room for four…

Study on the efficacy of column hydroponic systems for growth and yield of pak-choy

Increasing the domestic production of Brassica vegetables is important to sustain the local food supply, maintain the healthy diets of the population, reduce the country's foreign exchange, and improve the local economy. In this study, a column hydroponic system (CHS) of 1.2 m L x  1.2 m W x 1.5 m H was built…

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Toledo high school students finalists in hydroponics contest

Toledo Middle School students have been named as a finalist in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest for hydroponics. They have received $15,000 for their accomplishments and could garner even more money if they go farther in this amazing competition. Asking the students a few questions, they stated…

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Arkensas students meld plants and fish in urban garden

Hydroponic gardening at White Hall High School got its start during the 2019-20 school year, but this spring students expanded their urban garden to include aquaponics. The aquaponic garden is part of the school's Future Farmers of America program and was made possible with a $500 grant from the Arkansas…

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CubicFarms collaborate with Burnett Land & Livestock

Feeding cattle with automated indoor fresh feed system

CubicFarm Systems announced an agreement with Burnett Land & Livestock for 12 HydroGreen Grow System beta modules, daily feed production supply, and includes collaboration on a research program and feed analysis with HydroGreen, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CubicFarms. As part of the agreement,…

High-tech lettuce sprouts in New Jersey shipping container

Although it is not yet planting season outside, inside some New Jersey shipping containers, a high-tech farm is growing leafy greens. Watch this video about this modern hydroponic container farm. 

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How Sustenir Group makes sustainable farming possible in Singapore

Benjamin Swan started an agritech company in Singapore six years ago, which relies on a more efficient and sustainable way of farming. As offbeat as it may sound, the idea for a vertical farm occurred to the Australian when he couldn’t find fresh salads in Singapore’s grocery stores. “When I first moved…

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School garden has roots in water

It looked more like two guys piecing together large square Tinkertoys, connected by white tubing, than workers of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Aquaculture & Fisheries Center building an urban garden at Pine Bluff High School. Reginald Wilson, high school assistant principal and Morgan Wilson's father, is just as…

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How a parking lot roof was turned into urban farm in Singapore

Danielle Chan, co-founder of Citiponics, grew up working for her mother’s farm in Malaysia, delivering produce to Singapore. After visiting a rooftop farm in New York City, she was inspired to create something similar in Singapore. “I got into a discussion with one of my family friends and we decided to…

Washing more for less for cultivation on water

For years, growers have used washing machines to "simply" rinse floats and get rid of dirt. However, this requires a lot of water. And it is precisely this water consumption that is emphasized by growers who cultivate on water. After all, it is a unique selling point when selling their product, with…

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Penrhyn Islanders enjoy green leafy vegetables

The villagers of Omoka on the northern group island of Tongareva were given the first harvest of hydroponic Bok Choy (cabbages) this week. Tongareva Island Government executive officer Puna Vano said the island’s hydroponic farming was made possible through the support of the Ministry of Agriculture.…

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Taking root underneath Kelham Island

Green fingered Luke Ellis founded Leaf + Shoot just four months ago and today his underground farm produces a wide range of tasty mushrooms, leafy greens and fresh herbs which are sold directly to homeowners living in the steel city. Luke began to sow the seeds for a new business venture six years ago…

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Hunger relief organization receives self-contained hydroponic system

Operation Food Search, a nonprofit hunger relief organization, has received two Flex Farms, which are fully self-contained hydroponic growing systems that will enable OFS to grow fresh, affordable produce. The vertical indoor farms cost $5,000 each and were donated to the nonprofit by UnitedHealthcare…

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Lexington set to be home to NC's first indoor hybrid hydroponic hemp grow operation

Construction of an indoor hemp growing facility in Lexington's Historic Depot District will likely begin in about 60 days after the Lexington City Council authorized at its Monday night meeting the submission of a Community Development Block Grant pre-application for the project. William Volker, the CEO…

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This indoor gardening system brings homegrown veggies to your city appartment

Rise Gardens are smart, Wi-Fi-connected hydroponic gardens designed for indoor use. All the Rise Garden units (starting at $279) use continuous-flow solution culture, meaning a stream of water is aerated and continuously flows past the roots of the plants to keep them healthy and thriving—no dirt…

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Canada: Bringing fresh greens to Albertans and making hydroponics more accessible

Mike and Becky Newhook first took an interest in local agriculture nearly 20 years ago, during a visit to the Philippines where most of the people they met were farmers. When they visited the region 18 years later, those same people were still farming. One thing led to another, and the couple began…

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Hydroponics a growing trend for raising food in Lake County

"On a cold, windy day, Win Goodridge went to his basement to get some fresh chard and lettuces from his garden. His is an indoor hydroponic garden, which can yield fresh veggies even in January.“It’s pretty successful,” said Goodridge, standing in a small space in his Hawthorn Woods basement as lettuces,…

Fresh Direct makes landless farming possible in Nigerian cities

With about 200 million people to feed, Nigeria is battling with food security and is yet unable to produce all the food it needs. Coupled with that, farmers still lose a significant percentage of produce from post-harvest losses because of poor roads, lack of storage systems among others. Most farms are…

US: "If the locals could grow their own food in the desert, I could do this in Virginia"

Randall Rhyne’s career has included teaching high school biology and earth science as well as serving in the Army Reserve, with deployments to Iraq and Syria. While serving overseas, Rhyne and his unit often had little to no access to fresh food, relying on MREs or snacks like Pop Tarts. He often longed…

Flushing hydroponic systems: nutrient imbalance, waste, and an alternative solution

The main reasons for flushing a hydroponic system is nutrient imbalance. Hydroponic fertilizers are specifically formulated for specific crops (you can buy nutrients for a type of crop, like greens or flowers), but each farmer grows a different combination of crops in different conditions, and the ratios…

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How to grow food in a concrete jungle

Guillaume Fourdinier has lived in Paris for six years, but he still misses the taste of the fresh cereal grains, beets, carrots and more that grow on his family's farm in Verton. There, in northern France's countryside, eating locally is a way of life – not simply a trend or a sticker on an apple at the…

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EU: "Hydroponics should be labeled as organic"

Earlier this year, many vertical farms, especially hydroponic farms and their investors received a cold shower after an EU decision. Although hydroponic farming offers high-quality, pesticide-free, green, nutrition products it hasn’t been acknowledged by the European Parlament’s Committee on Agriculture…

Growcer unit supports rising Ottowa student business

The 2020/21 school year is the third year The University of Ottawa has grown greens right on campus. The University uses a Growcer unit to grow greens for its dining hall and catering services. During a normal school year, uOttawa is able to easily consume 100 percent of what’s produced from a Growcer…

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Students maintain hydroponic and solar-fueled garden at Plant High School

Martin Ramirez loves to get his hands dirty. "This is all about teamwork," says Martin, as he checks a pepper plant for bugs. "That's the best part!" The Plant High School junior is taking part in an innovative program at the Tampa school that's introducing students with special needs to possible career…

"Vertical farms are sprouting up across Californian homes

For years, Taylor O’Sullivan dreamed of growing her own vegetables. But living in a 2nd floor studio apartment in Newport Beach, she realized that was a hard row to hoe. “I thought I was going to have to wait until I was retired and moved to the country to have a garden,” O'Sullivan said. But then a…

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Elevate your meals with microgreens produced by Aberdeenshire’s Vertical Shoots Urban Farms

Both qualified engineers working in the oil, gas and service sector, Brindha and Sathya were eager to switch things up and start with a clean slate. This was to involve growing microgreens in their Westhill-based home. And now, two years on, their produce can be seen in a line-up of local stores and is…

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Indoor farming project promotes sustainability in Montgomery County

Getting out to the grocery store can be a hassle, and it can be quite expensive, but what if you could just grow what you needed from the comfort of your own kitchen? The Food Grown Home project is a futuristic take on today’s problems, promoting sustainability into the future and addressing the current…

Politics in the city: Councilors push for partnership with hydroponic nonprofit

2Gether We Eat, a new youth-focused nonprofit in the city, seeks to address issues of "food deserts" and food insecurity here in Worcester through promoting hydroponic farming. Co-founder Charles Luster spoke to the City Council this week about the possibility of forging a partnership to encourage…

Study on outdoor vertical farming on textile substrates

Vertical farming may solve the problem that in many regions of the world, more area would be necessary to produce food, than it is available. Especially in large cities and other densely crowded areas, vertical farming can provide an efficient and eco-friendly way to feed people. While indoor vertical…

"Thinking and growing in the box" a brother-sister hydroponic team

 A brother-sister team has taken the mechanics of farming out of the field and into a freight container. “We are growing beautiful plants without the sun; there’s no soil, and so it’s all a closed-loop water system,” Britt Decker, co-owner of Fifth Season FARM, said. “We use non-GMO seeds, completely free…

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Boys and Girls Clubs grow lettuces in hydroponic farm

The equivalent of a 2-acre farm that grows 500 heads of lettuce a week hides inside a 40-foot-long metal box in a parking lot near the police station in downtown Troy. The container farm, as it's called, or Freight Farm, after the Boston-based company that first introduced hydroponic growing systems in…

Hydroponic grower readies greens for March release

Leafy greens are officially growing at a new hydroponic farm in the Midwest. Pure Green Farms is now growing its four lettuce varieties for its inaugural SKUs at its four-acre farm and looks forward to the products being in stores starting in March. The greens will be used in the company’s four lettuce…

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Growing up green: delivering lettuce on the spot

Amid a light January snowfall in Whitefish, Dustin Lang dragged open the metal door of a nondescript shipping container sitting in the driveway of The Farm at River’s Bend. Inside, a blinding array of red and blue LED lights cast a violet glow on rows of hanging panels covered with a variety of salad…

Two friends raise vertical farm in Malahide, Ireland

When salesman Jack Hussey finishes his work day, he closes the laptop, leaves his home in Malahide and walks 10 minutes down the road. At the bottom of his friend’s farm sits an outhouse with a coldroom which now hosts his side business, Upfarm. A farm that goes upwards. Imagine a shelf rack, says…

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Hydroponic growing containers popping up in Alaska's rural villages

Several years ago, a grant from the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) helped establish farms in Kodiak’s rural villages of Port Lions, Ouzinkie, Old Harbor and Larsen Bay. The farms now bloom with fruits and vegetables every summer. They provide a critical source of fresh food for communities…

Future of farming on display at Hamburg hydroponic lettuce operation

Jason Henry says his little lettuce operation in Hamburg is just "an experiment" adding "we've got it scheduled so there is a fresh crop of plants coming out every week". What's remarkable about Jason's set-up in his words "it's outfitted to produce 40,000 heads of lettuce per year, over 16,000 pounds of…

Israeli company launches app and device to help hydroponic home-growers

Growee provides smart solutions for the home grower. The company’s innovative development enables it to grow plants via a specially designated application and provides access to the hydroponic growing method that a simple grower perceives as too complicated. Via special sensors, the electronic system…


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