Duron Chavis is helping people eat and live healthier through urban agriculture

Duron Chavis is helping people eat and live healthier through urban agriculture

Originally published in Issue 13, April 2016 Duron Chavis, indoor urban farm director at Virginia State University, is helping citizens of Richmond and Petersburg, Va., […]

How HVAC maintenance can save you money

How HVAC maintenance can save you money

Originally published in Issue 12 Proper HVAC Maintenance Delivers Savings and Reliability By John Zimmerman Learn what preventive maintenance should be done on a controlled […]

Michigan ornamental growers extend season with greenhouse vegetables

Michigan ornamental growers extend season with greenhouse vegetables

Looking to take advantage of the increased demand for locally-grown and a better quality product, ornamental plant growers in Michigan are adding a variety of […]

Meeting the environmental challenge of growing food crops

Meeting the environmental challenge of growing food crops

Originally published in Issue 12 More predictable production levels and harvest dates are driving growers to adopt controlled environment agriculture. Even though most greenhouse vegetable […]

Japan Plant Factory Association and Smart City, Kashiwa-No-Ha Town

Japan Plant Factory Association and Smart City, Kashiwa-No-Ha Town

Originally published in Issue 12 By Eri Hayashi, Japan Plant Factory Association, Industry Expert The Japan Plant Factory Association is a nonprofit organization founded in […]

Dutch companies look to market their horticultural expertise

Dutch companies look to market their horticultural expertise

By Peter van den Bosch Originally published in Issue 12 A new initiative in the Netherlands looks to bring together Dutch companies in an organization […]

Crop diversification helps ensure Westland Orchids and Westland Produce stay profitable

Crop diversification helps ensure Westland Orchids and Westland Produce stay profitable

Originally published in Issue 12 As the U.S. market for ornamental and food crops continues to evolve, Westland Orchids and Westland Produce are looking for […]

Taiwan’s plant factories focused on fast-growing crops with high yields, high economic value

Taiwan’s plant factories focused on fast-growing crops with high yields, high economic value

Originally published in Issue 12 Taiwan’s plant factories are looking to meet the increasing demand for out-of-season and specialty greens and to reduce the dependence […]

How Growers are Producing Safe Food

How Growers are Producing Safe Food

Originally published in Issue 11 As the rules of the Food Safety Modernization Act are finalized, greenhouse growers will be required to ensure the edible […]

Using water-driven injectors and fertigation systems for greenhouse production

Using water-driven injectors and fertigation systems for greenhouse production

Originally published in Issue 11 Growers who incorporate water-driven injectors into their production systems are usually looking for simplicity and flexibility. Whether fertilizing greenhouse ornamental […]

Safe water sources for hydroponic food production

Safe water sources for hydroponic food production

Whether using municipal or well water, monitoring and testing are important to ensure successful production of greenhouse hydroponic lettuce and leafy greens. An increasing number […]

Houweling’s Tomatoes showcases “The future of farming” at its new greenhouse facility

Houweling’s Tomatoes showcases “The future of farming” at its new greenhouse facility

Originally published in Issue 11, Oct. 2015 Houweling’s Tomatoes’ new 28-acre greenhouse operation in Mona, Utah, is using waste heat and carbon dioxide from a […]

NY Sun Works Youth Conference: Discovering Sustainability Science

NY Sun Works Youth Conference: Discovering Sustainability Science

Originally published in Issue 10 by Youth Press Team (LanNi Harris, Tina Zhao, Equem Roel, Ainsley B, Erica Morales-Armstrong, Giovanna Mouzouras, Jaelyn Felton, Weronika, Emanuel […]

Indoor Vertical Farming & Venture Capital: A pro’s view on how to get your vertical farm funded

Indoor Vertical Farming & Venture Capital: A pro’s view on how to get your vertical farm funded

Originally published in Issue 11 What a thrill it was to sit down with venture capitalist and ecologically responsible investor, Will Kain of Rusheen Capital […]