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How personal food computers could revolutionize farming – Christian Science Monitor


Christian Science Monitor

How personal food computers could revolutionize farming
Christian Science Monitor
The project could mark the beginning of a marriage between two movements in agriculture today: vertical farming, or the sustainable cultivation of crops in tiered rows for indoor growing; and open sourcing, which allows the free sharing of agricultural …

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Obstinate attitudes prevail in California’s most water-guzzling zip codes – Mother Nature Network (blog)


Mother Nature Network (blog)

Obstinate attitudes prevail in California’s most water-guzzling zip codes
Mother Nature Network (blog)
As explained by the Washington Post, each household within the Santa Fe Irrigation District, no matter how palatial, will be issued an “essential allotment for basic indoor needs.” Outdoor water usage must be drastically cut to reach the state’s targets.
In California, rich can rationalize water use instead of rationing itTampabay.com
Surviving drought in the Golden State as it lacks its most precious commodityIrish Times

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Breakfast just one more thing for diverse farm – Eau Claire Country Today


Eau Claire Country Today

Breakfast just one more thing for diverse farm
Eau Claire Country Today
They converted the farm’s kitchen for commercial canning and restored the rest of the house and some of the outbuildings to their historic charm. Their annual fall festival at Fieldstones features a 10-acre corn maze, indoor hay maze, pumpkin patch and …

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The US Department of Agriculture (ARS) Agrees to Collaborate and Grow … – Benzinga

The US Department of Agriculture (ARS) Agrees to Collaborate and Grow
Benzinga
ARS conducts research to develop and transfer solutions to agricultural problems of high national priority and will use Affinor’s technology to produce strawberries indoors in the ARS facility in Kearneysville, WV and in the controlled environment at

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Rooftop farms are sprouting nationwide, cultivating economic, environmental … – Indiana Gazette


Indiana Gazette

Rooftop farms are sprouting nationwide, cultivating economic, environmental
Indiana Gazette
Meyer and Boychuk, who plan to sell their vegetables to local markets and offer subscriptions, are also building a 1,000-square-foot indoor urban farm to support year-round crop production. Omni Ecosystems employs an engineered soil system whose …

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Rooftop farms are sprouting nationwide, cultivating economic, environmental … – Salina.com

Rooftop farms are sprouting nationwide, cultivating economic, environmental
Salina.com
Rooftop farms are popping up around the city, from the McCormick Place convention center, which has grown tens of thousands of pounds of produce since 2013, to a historic Pullman neiborhood factory — expected to have the world’s largest operation when …

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New Challenges as Legalization Advances; Nice Problems to Have – Marijuana.com


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New Challenges as Legalization Advances; Nice Problems to Have
Marijuana.com
And in Colorado, the small town of Basalt in Pitkin County, only a few miles outside of Aspen, is the site of High Valley Farms, a 25,000 square foot indoor cultivation center that supplies one of the 6 retail outlets (the Silverpeak Apothecary) in

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In California, rich can rationalize water use instead of rationing it – Tampabay.com


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In California, rich can rationalize water use instead of rationing it
Tampabay.com
Under the new rules, each household will be assigned an essential allotment for basic indoor needs. Any additional usage — sprinklers, fountains, swimming pools — must be slashed by nearly half for the … Other areas in the 36 percent crosshairs
Rich Californians balk at limits: ‘We’re not all equal when it comes to water’Washington Post

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Rich Californians: You’ll have to pry the hoses from our cold, dead hands – Washington Post

Rich Californians: You’ll have to pry the hoses from our cold, dead hands
Washington Post
Under the new rules, each household will be assigned an essential allotment for basic indoor needs. Any additional usage — sprinklers, fountains, swimming pools — must be slashed by nearly half for the … Other areas in the 36-percent crosshairs

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100-year-old Belva Brandt’s secret to long life: ‘Get off your butt!’ – Rockford Register Star


Rockford Register Star

100-year-old Belva Brandt’s secret to long life: ‘Get off your butt!’
Rockford Register Star
Brandt said when she and Evan were first married the farm had no electricity or indoor plumbing, and the basement was used to refrigerate meats, cheeses and other food products. Shortly after, some neighbors planted the electric poles so wires could be …

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FEATURE: Meet vertical farming – no sunlight necessary – Blouin News Blogs (blog)


Blouin News Blogs (blog)

FEATURE: Meet vertical farming – no sunlight necessary
Blouin News Blogs (blog)
Dickston Despommimer, author of The Vertical Farm: Feeding the World in the 21st Century, said it’s hard to compare the prices of indoor and outdoor farming directly, because traditional agriculture is so heavily subsidized. Even so, and despite the
Green Sense Farms to Build 20+ Farms in ChinaPortageLife

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