The Better India

Bihar woman grows 5kg of produce a week in PVC pipes

Insufficient space is one reason why people hesitate to garden at home. But Sunita Prasad, a resident of Chhapra, Bihar, and a passionate gardener, found a way by installing PVC pipes as well as bamboo to create a vertical garden. Here she grows around 5 kg of vegetables every week. Therefore, she got…

Fresh greens with self-sufficient home vertical farm

Over the years, there appears to be a rise in small urban farming businesses catering to consumers looking to grow their own veggies and herbs from home. With inflation now picking up for essential needs, the demand is stronger than ever. While there are quite a number of Malaysian companies installing…

Growing up with nature in your home

Studio apartments overlooking city streets, two-story townhomes tucked away in trendy neighborhoods, large open floor plans spilling into fenced green yards. But something universal, no matter your floor plan or footprint, is that growing up with nature in the home is good for your growth. As a kid,…

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High produce costs in grocery stores leading some to start home-gardening

According to the Consumer Price Index, the price for two heads of lettuce has gone up nearly 8% in a year, causing some in Siouxland to look into starting their own self-sustainable supply this spring. Shawn Emge has served Siouxland gardeners for nearly a decade now at Earl May Garden Center in…

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How indoor growing kits empower Americans to grow at home

As more and more Americans wake up to the idea that healthy food is a right, not a privilege, one of the areas which has seen the most innovation is helping people grow their own food at home. One of the pioneers in the space has been Lettuce Grow, whose innovative ‘Farmstand’ is a modular hydroponic…

Hollbium: “There’s a connection and therapeutic way of people experiencing nature”

Breaking down walls to introduce farming into existing buildings

"Currently, food is generally imported. For example, 70% of food in Sweden is imported, and 40% of leafy greens are wasted. They are distributed via supermarket supply chains causing emissions and the “last mile” problem. All products are packaged for transportation and purchase," says Gloria Kraus, CEO…

Automated growing device launched for home growers

VIVOSUN has unveiled its latest generation of proprietary smart technology: The VIVOSUN Smart Grow System.  The system comprises the VIVOSUN GrowHub Controller, which allows users to control all of the environmental systems at work. As well as the AeroLight, an LED grow light with a completely integrated circulatory…

Growing with tower farms

In this video, the meeting participants will elaborate on the use of growing towers, supplied by Tower Gardens. In the meeting are Tim Blank with Tower Garden, Troy Albright with True Garden and Aleta Camille Speier.   

Modular herb cultivation concept: local-for-local and super fresh

How do you sustainably increase fresh herb availability? That is the question Upfarm got to work answering and thus introduced a unique cultivation concept for in-store and restaurant cultivation. "We bring technology and the fresh, local, and experience trends together," says owner Lode Lauwers.   The greenhouses have their…

Why every school needs a hydroponic growing system

Teachers across the United States are engaging their students in hands-on, project-based education through hydroponics. But what is hydroponics exactly, and why would a school need a hydroponics program? With school hydroponics, students can grow tasty fruits and veggies with their teachers right in the…

“To me it seemed weird that nobody wanted to take the benefits of vertical farming directly to consumers”

Agrilution is a German agtech supplier of personal vertical farming growing cabinets founded by Max Loessl and Philipp Wagner. Together with Miele, a German premium kitchen appliances supplier, Agrilution builds and sells growing cabinets, called ‘Plantcubes’ that are integrated into kitchens or living…


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