When Will Feeding Our Livestock Become Just as Important as Feeding Ourselves?

When Will Feeding Our Livestock Become Just as Important as Feeding Ourselves?

I feel like you’re the type of person who makes conscious decisions about what you eat. Sure, you may indulge in the occasional creamy puff […]

Factors to Consider Before Expanding Your Greenhouse Operation

Factors to Consider Before Expanding Your Greenhouse Operation

Thinking of expanding your greenhouse’s footprint? Yeah, I bet you are. More greenhouse means more growing space, thus more product, which should mean more revenue. […]

Aquaponics: Eat Your Greens and Enjoy Your Fish, Too

Aquaponics: Eat Your Greens and Enjoy Your Fish, Too

Aquaponics. Sounds like a perfect way to create a balanced diet: Lettuce, fish, throw in some chips, a nibble of chocolate and I’m game. But […]

5 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid When Starting Your Greenhouse Operation

5 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid When Starting Your Greenhouse Operation

While I’m a self-proclaimed, learn-from-my-own-mistakes, kind of gal, I wouldn’t want to test my luck with a commercial greenhouse operation. I’m betting you wouldn’t either. […]

Tapping Into Your Local Market: Ways to Build Relationships and Your Greenhouse Operation

Tapping Into Your Local Market: Ways to Build Relationships and Your Greenhouse Operation

For years I’ve been telling anyone who would listen: “We need to get back to doing business on a hand-shake.” Embrace the honest-to-goodness partnerships our […]

Innovators Calling Attention to Urban Agriculture — In a Big Way

Innovators Calling Attention to Urban Agriculture — In a Big Way

We love sharing urban ag goodness. It’s a celebratory moment for all when we hear news such as Whole Foods building a rooftop greenhouse and partnership […]

8 Grow Tips From a Cold Climate, Hydroponic, Greenhouse Tomato Grower

8 Grow Tips From a Cold Climate, Hydroponic, Greenhouse Tomato Grower

While every greenhouse operation has its struggles, northern regions are burdened with environmental elements that could make or break a business, in one season. Read […]

A Love Affair With Agriculture – No Therapist Required

A Love Affair With Agriculture – No Therapist Required

Randy Butts, owner of Eden Farms Inc., spent 10 years working as an engineer before he finally listened to his heart and made the decision […]

So You Want to Be a Successful Greenhouse Grower? Read This First

So You Want to Be a Successful Greenhouse Grower? Read This First

Most of us have had the dream or are dreaming right now (because you wouldn’t be reading this if you weren’t) about owning your own greenhouse. […]

Supplemental Greenhouse Lighting: Are You Using the Right Kind of Light?

Supplemental Greenhouse Lighting: Are You Using the Right Kind of Light?

Much like selecting the lights for your Christmas tree based on size, shape, and color to create the perfect, nostalgic effect; selecting the appropriate supplemental […]

On Our Urban Ag Radar: Freedom Farms Makes Farming Cool Again; Verdura Designs for Eating; Bright Agrotech Starts Blogging

On Our Urban Ag Radar: Freedom Farms Makes Farming Cool Again; Verdura Designs for Eating; Bright Agrotech Starts Blogging

The Farm Kings Make Me Want to Move to Pennsylvania – Today There are a lot of things I’m envious about at Freedom Farms, run […]

On Our Urban Ag Radar: Hydroponic Vending Machines; Oasis Grower Solutions for Anxious Growers; Living Within a Vertical Farm

On Our Urban Ag Radar: Hydroponic Vending Machines; Oasis Grower Solutions for Anxious Growers; Living Within a Vertical Farm

The image that stopped me dead in my internet-surfing tracks: A hydroponic lettuce vending machine.   This brilliant machine can be found in Japan. It’s […]

Three Produce Companies with Packaging That Looks So Good, You’d Eat It

Three Produce Companies with Packaging That Looks So Good, You’d Eat It

I’ll admit it: I judge a book by its cover. I can’t help it. I’m simply visually stimulated. I suspect most women are  — at […]

On Our Urban Ag Radar: Substrates for Strawberries, Brooklyn Grange Gets Growing and a Texas-Style Steward’s Dinner

On Our Urban Ag Radar: Substrates for Strawberries, Brooklyn Grange Gets Growing and a Texas-Style Steward’s Dinner

Who doesn’t love a good strawberry? If not for a fresh-from-the-garden boozy strawberry lemonade, I don’t know how I’d make it through a hot and […]