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Urban Farms in NYC Grow More Than Food

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In August, RFC’s ED Marianne Cufone visited several of our farming friends in New York City and learned about all the amazing programs happening there. First stop was Brooklyn Grange. Atop a giant building in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the farm grows across an expansive rooftop. The Grange hosts workshops, tours and events, including weddings, […]

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A Special Hydroponic Garden – on a bus!

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“Meals on wheels” is taking on a whole new meaning now in Reno, Nevada, where local non-profit Urban Roots partnered with the Desert Research Institute to launch “BussAqua” —a hydroponic garden inside an old school bus. The bus hosts tomato plants year-round, and is a tool to teach children all about farming, fresh food, and […]

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New Urban Farming and Food Center!

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New Orleans will be home to a new urban farming and food center! The Recirculating Farms Coalition and New Orleans Food & Farm Network announced today that they have received major grants for this innovative project from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation and the Claneil Foundation, as well as various other […]

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Roots On The Rooftop!

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Innovative ways to build a stable and local food system seem to be popping up all around New Orleans these days, with a growing number of recirculating farms operating in and around the city. One of the newer ones – Roots on the Rooftop – is providing fresh herbs and certain vegetables to Rouses Market […]

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ED Visits Midwest Farms – Part II

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Last week, I wrote about a fantastic visit to recirculating farms in NY. Part II of that trip took me to Chicago, IL. There, I visited several new farms: The Plant, 312 Aquaponics and Growing Power. The Plant is an old 93,500 sq. ft meat packing building that has been cleaned and is slowly being […]

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Recirculating Farms Help New Orleans Eat Local

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As New Orleans begins its second annual Eat Local Challenge, the Recirculating Farms Coalition celebrates the launch of a new rooftop garden in the heart of the city and urges more grocers, restaurateurs, and consumers to get involved in growing local food. This evening, the NOLA Locavores and partners kicked off the Eat Local Challenge […]

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Berkeley, CA Restaurateur Gets Into Recirculating Farms

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Keba Konte of the Guerilla Cafe in Berkeley, California and business partner Eric Maundu are growing fresh vegetables, fruit and herbs through aquaponics – raising fish and plants together in one closed loop, recirculating system – in urban Oakland, CA. Their hope is to provide truly local, sustainable food for the Guerilla Cafe, and beyond. […]