Container solutions

Couple goals: from smartphone to smart farm

Rob Flanders pulls out his smartphone and with a few taps, he turns off a hydroponic water system. “This,” he says, referring to the farmhand app on his phone, “is the brains of the farm.” Located in a shipping container in his backyard, the entire “smart farm” is less than .15% of an acre. Rob and his…

Lwindesign

Creating a connected, community centered urban farm environment

“NYC streets are ripe with potential to start producing their own food,"  says Julian Lwin with Street Farm. Full and built up through the city might be, lack of space is no excuse for anyone, as Street farms’ vertical farm can be fit also in small public spaces. “We now can claim street space for sustainably…

Acadia University grows its own greens

When the growing container was first brought on campus, there was some concern that it would impact the University’s local suppliers but that hasn’t been the case. Miller explains that because they built a donation model into the system and there’s so much consumption, existing suppliers weren’t…

USDA/Special to The Herald

Agri-tech to anchor new OK Falls industrial park

Avery Group purchased the 110-acre former Weyerhaeuser mill site for $3.2 million in July 2020, and this week received tentative rezoning approval from the board of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen. The application, which would down-zone the site from its current heavy-industrial rating, is…

N.thing

N.thing will expand its business in the Middle East and Southeast Asia

"Our farms increased with 30% more productivity through large R&D investments"

“Providing self-sufficient production is our ultimate goal. We are ready to provide key solutions for countries looking to realize food security,” says Ellie Kim, PR Director at N.thing, a South Korean agritech company. Climate change, food safety, COVID-19, everyone must be familiar with these terms.…

CAN (BC): Learning Centre gearing up for “Village Greens”

Fresh, local and green aren’t words you often hear about Robson Valley products in the wintertime, but the Valemount Learning Society hopes to change that. The Learning Centre is branching out from its usual array of employment services and courses and digging into local food, thanks to a grant last…

N.Thing

Providing fresh greens for Korean society

Traditional farming methods could be problematic in the long term. It's not just an issue of space but a problem of sustainability. We're currently damaging our environment with current farming techniques -- and eradicating existing species and their habitats to the point where many are calling it the…


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