Taking Stock in Seedstock: Recap of the Grow Local O.C. Conference 2016

In my last blog, I wrote that going forward I would be more investigative and more objective in my examination of my subjects and...

Factors to consider when choosing a substrate for lettuce production, greens production

Originally published in Issue 1 Whether a grower chooses to propagate in rockwool, cellular foam or an organic substrate, there are other factors that can...

PlantLab: My First Indoor Ag Crush

Lately I have realized I need to be more objective and less complimentary towards my subjects and subject matter. It’s important I create get-to-the-point...

Preparing to build a commercial hydroponic greenhouse vegetable facility

Originally published in Urban Ag Products Issue 1 There are many factors to consider before starting a greenhouse vegetable operation. greenhouse grower Richard Billekens discusses...

The fruit of the vine at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Viticulture (from the Latin word for vine) is the science, production, and study of grapes. A branch of the science of horticulture, viticulture deals with...

Making Urban Ag Happen in LA – A Gathering of Thinkers & Leaders

I recently had the opportunity to attend an event in Los Angeles hosted by urban farm start-up, Local Roots Farms. It was sponsored by...

Growing Power: An Urban Farmer and an Urban Agriculture Legend

Originally published in Urban Ag News Issue 1 Growing Power founder Will Allen is using urban agriculture to bring healthy fresh food to all economical...

Royse Law’s AgTech Innovation Network Comes to San Diego

It’s the middle of August and I’m in San Diego on a balmy Monday evening attending an Ag Tech conference sponsored by attorney Roger...

San Diego Food Systems Alliance: Bringing Urban Ag to the City by the Sea

The urban agriculture movement is alive and well in San Diego. With a nod to the San Diego Food Systems Alliance (SDFSA, http://www.sdfsa.org/) Executive...

Aquaponics & Food Safety: A Conversation with Dr. Sarah Taber

The first thing one will notice about Dr. Sarah Taber is she’s a fast talker - a very fast talker. I attribute this trait...

Short Film: Omaha Public Schools Support Urban Agriculture

It’s a pleasure for Urban Ag News to blog about and share the new short film from the group Nebraska Loves Public Schools* based...
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Project Renewal & The Bedford Green House – Renewing Lives. Reclaiming Hope.

“Angels among us” was my first thought when I recently spoke to Sam Wells of Project Renewal (http://www.projectrenewal.org/) based in Lower Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood....
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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...

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...

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