Maven Moment: Eat Your Greens!

March 27, 2019 by  
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I was walking down the road yesterday when I spotted … The post Maven Moment: Eat Your Greens! appeared first on Earth911.com.

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Sky Greens is the world’s first hydraulic-driven vertical farm

September 1, 2015 by  
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When it comes to growing food, the sky’s the limit thanks to innovations like the Sky Urban Vertical Farming System. Designed and pioneered by the Singapore-based company Sky Greens , the vertical farming system is a revolutionary modern spin on the ancient practice of agriculture. Using cutting edge technology, the system demonstrates an energy efficient, environmentally friendly method of producing food that could be a powerful tool in feeding the ever-growing, increasingly urbanized, global population. Read the rest of Sky Greens is the world’s first hydraulic-driven vertical farm

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Life-changing Peek Retina app could reduce global blindness by 80%

September 1, 2015 by  
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The good people at Peek Vision have developed an adaptor that fits over smartphone cameras and can inspect the health of people’s retinas. Combined with the Peek Retina app, vision care is no longer confined to doctors’ offices with giant ophthalmology machinery; quality care can now go wherever a smartphone can go. With 90 percent of visually-impaired people living in low-income to middle-income countries, this technology is a game changer. Read the rest of Life-changing Peek Retina app could reduce global blindness by 80%

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Plantui: The First Hydroponic Smart Garden

November 19, 2014 by  
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Have you ever wanted to grow your own vegetables or herbs at home but felt like you were unable to do so because of a lack of space ? If so, Plantui’s Smart Garden could be the answer you’ve been looking for. Created in Finland, this hydroponic gardening system anyone to grow food plants up to 2 meters in height (think huge tomato plants, kale, and more!) without any soil. Toxin-free herbs, salad greens, and even edible flowers are all on the menu with this easy-to-use Smart Garden : it’s built with technology that recognizes the growth period of each plant and automatically adjusts its light and watering schedule to grow lush, verdant crops , all for about $30 worth of energy per year .  The Plantui Indiegogo campaign is now in full swing, so you can score one of these beauties of your very own. + Plantui on Indiegogo + Plantui The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Crowdfunding , greens , home garden , home hydroponic garden , hydroponic , hydroponic garden , hydroponics , hydroponics system , IndieGoGo , indoor garden , indoor gardening , kale , peppers , Plantui , salad , Smart Garden , smart gardening , tomatoes , Urban Farming , urban gardening , water garden

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Square Foot Gardening Tool Comes from Office Supply Stores (Video)

August 25, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Growing Your Greens Yesterday I posted a video from John of Growing Your Greens about a San Francisco permaculture garden that grows thousands of pounds of food . In the process I came across another neat clip in which he discusses the single most important gardening tool that an urban gardener with limited space can buy. Weirdly enough, he buys it from Office Max. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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San Francisco Permaculture Garden Grows Thousands of Pounds of Food

August 24, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Growing Your Greens From an awesome tour of an urban permaculture allotment through wild permaculture forest gardening on the BBC to greening the deserts of Jordan , we’ve seen plenty of great footage of how permaculture design can help grow healthy, productive food sys… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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10 Rainforest Creatures That Defy Imagination

August 24, 2011 by  
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Ecorazzi has a post on 10 rainforest critters that do indeed take the cake for odd, beautiful, and downright amazing — from pink dolphins to the Satanic Leaf Tailed Gecko (wow, what a name) to the cutest little puffball of a bat you’ll ever see. Check out the list and the great photos that go along with it. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Brooklyn goes green with the first ever rooftop greenhouse

August 24, 2011 by  
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Smriti Singh: Gotham Greens Sustainable Farming The Big Apple has got some really modern agriculturists. Growing the most premium quality, nutritious and fresh greens on a rooftop, a trio in NYC has struck gold in the farming sector. Their holistic approach in terms of eco friendly measures, high quality products and a local approach have made them another cog in the wheel of eco friendly machinery. Viraj Puri, Eric Haley and Jennifer Nelkin are the New Yorkers who made the world stop and stare. In 2008, Puri and Haley established ‘Gotham Greens’, a 15,000 square feet greenpoint rooftop to execute their idea of a rooftop greenhouse. Taking in the space of a bowling alley, they referred to the place as ‘Farm in the sky’. Nelkin joined them one year later. Because of her expertise in greenhouse systems, she was appointed as the director of the company. Puri, who already had a background in green building and clean technology, was able to distribute its produce in just 2 months. The markets included those of, D’Agostino, Fresh Direct, Eataly, Union Market in Brooklyn, and more. Since the distance between their clientele and them was very less, it saved them from the headache of long-distance and long hours of refrigerated food transportation. The deal was quite beneficial for the environment too. Such a close proximity ensured that there was no carbon emission and hence no air pollution. Talking about the commercial urban greenhouse (which happens to be the nation’s first hydroponic structure), he states: “Nothing like this exists in an urban environment.” By providing the right temperature, light levels and humidity, Puri and his team controls the environment of the local rooftop hydroponic farm. Hydroponic is a practice of growing plants in high nutrient solutions than in soil. This helps to grow the food faster and ropes in more hygiene (without toxins) than what a pesticide-treated crop will give. The seeds are planted in a fiber sponge and then after grown in a controlled environment agriculture system or CEA. This type of farm uses 10 times less water and 20 times less land. Gotham Green now grows Tropicana green leaf, lettuce, baby butterhead or Bibb lettuce, Red Snails red leaf and basil, that too 365 days a year. Coming soon are crops like arugula, bok choy and Swiss chard etc too. Coming years will see the trio sprung into action to spread the business furthermore. They want to take up the production toll to 100 tons. They are also planning to open many such rooftop greenhouses all over the city with the next one being double the size of the current one. Via: NYDailyNews

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The Greens Are The Only Winner From Australia’s Federal Election

August 23, 2010 by  
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