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...

Is the future of farming in public schools?

Originally published in Issue 13 By Jennifer Prescott On a chilly February 26, excited student greenhouse ambassadors of PS84 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn greeted a host of...

Monitoring is critical for hydroponic production systems

Whether a grower is using a nutrient film technique or deep water raft hydroponic system, it is important to closely monitor pH, soluble salts...

Getting serious about hydroponic vegetable production

Originally published in Issue 4 The GrowHaus is refining its production methods and product mix to satisfy its expanding customer base. In July when Tyler Baras...

Choosing a substrate for hydroponic production

When selecting a substrate for growing hydroponic leafy greens, lettuces and microgreens, the type of production system should be one of the first factors...

2018 Farm Bill is Enormous Opportunity for Urban Agriculture

By Brian Filipowich, Director of Public Policy at The Aquaponics Association About every five years the Federal Government passes a massive, far-reaching “Farm Bill” with the main...

Market diversification enables MightyVine to supply multiple clients

Originally published in Issue 16 Although MightyVine has only been growing greenhouse tomatoes for a year, its sister companies have enabled its product to be...

Green Sense Farms to expand its vertical farming operations in the U.S. and China

Originally published in Issue 13, April 2016 To meet the increasing demand for clean, safe produce in both the U.S. and China, Green Sense Farms...

Urban Agriculture Production Act could help eliminate urban food deserts

Urban Agriculture Production Act offers growers, retailers and consumers opportunity to produce, market and purchase locally-grown food. Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) introduced the Urban Agriculture...

History of the Tower Garden®

By Morris Bryan, Inventor of the Tower Garden In 1974, I graduated from The Georgia Institute of Technology like...

International Symposium focuses on horticultural lighting research

Originally published in Issue 15, October 2016 Scientists, university researchers, graduate students and industry representatives from 25 countries attended the 8th International Symposium on Light...

Urban Ag Zonings: Lessons from San Antonio

Originally published in Issue 13 By Mitch Hagney In many cities, urban gardeners operated in a legal gray zone in terms of where they were...

Greener Roots Farm – First Vertical Farm in Nashville, TN

Greener Roots Farm founder Jeffrey Orkin gets excited about being able to operate a farm “that has the potential to make money and create...

Sales and Distribution: The Keys to Success for Local Farming

Above: Jeff Bednar and Chef Josh Romero at Urban Taco Collaboration is key to efficiency and profitfor local farmers.

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