London ‘Agritecture’ sustainability workshop to feature HydroGarden’s VydroFarm

Architects, commercial growers, entrepreneurs, engineers, marketers, designers and sustainability managers will be working together to consider a viable ‘agritecture’ concept for London at a special interdisciplinary workshop on 24th & 25th June, co-hosted  by Agritecture.com, the Association of Vertical Farming (AVF), Southbank Consulting, Blue Planet Consulting and venue hosts, CASS School of Architecture, London. The two […]

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Able: Farm Planning Software Built For Farmers, By Farmers

When I first met Chris Lukenbill in March of 2015 at Indoor Ag Con in Las Vegas, he was the founder of Fresh with Edge a Rochester, Minnesota indoor farm start-up utilizing Bright Agrotech’s well-known ZipGrow Towers™. As he handed me his business card I was a little freaked out by its texture. Upon closer […]

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Farm Ecology

Farm Ecology: Controlling Costs from Lessons Learned

One need not look far to understand that in the nascent industry of indoor vertical farming reside both appearance and reality. Between the two often lie hard lessons learned. Such is the case with the new Bay Area start-up, Farm Ecology (www.farmecology.farm). Born from one of the region’s first indoor commercial operations, Ecopia Farms, the […]

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Kansas State University Urban Food Systems Symposium

Kansas State’s Urban Food Systems Symposium

The 2016 Urban Food Systems Symposium will be held June 22-25 at the Kansas State University Olathe campus in the metropolitan region of Kansas City. Our goal is to bring together a national and international audience of academic and research-oriented professionals to share and gain knowledge on urban food systems and the role they play […]

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Interview with Paolo Marenghi of Auroras: Integrating Hardware, Software and Agriculture

It did not take long to realize the founder of Auroras (www.auroras.eu), Paolo Marenghi, was a kindred spirit. He may also be a distant cousin although, admittedly, my roots are distinctly and fiercely southern Italian. Auroras, a four-person start-up established in 2014, provides environmental monitoring systems to agriculture, among other industries, and is headquartered in […]

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Indoor Organic Gardens of Poughkeepsie

I recently had the pleasure of virtually meeting the founder of Indoor Organic Gardens of Poughkeepsie, Brud Hodgkins. First, who doesn’t love his name? It’s phonetically pronounced like brother (versus brooder). Brud is no fly-by- night operator either, as he’s logged a respected 40-year career in the financial services industry and has been enticed into […]

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Indoor Vertical Farming Jim Pantaleo

Indoor Vertical Farming 2015: What I’ve Learned

In August of 2014 I was burned out. The previous twenty years of my life were marked by a career as a software-licensing business development manager; half of this time spent with tech behemoth Hewlett Packard. My ‘field’ positions consisted of all-things corporate; like long days and nights on the road far from home and […]

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