Nelson and Pade, Inc., a Wisconsin company specializing in aquaponics and controlled environment agriculture, which are forms of recirculating farming, was honored to host a visit from Ben Brancel, Secretary of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and Joan Ballweg, Wisconsin State Representative 41st Assembly District, on March 29, 2012. Company owners, Rebecca Nelson and John […]
A 100,000 square feet hydroponic farm is planned for a rooftop space in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park— and it is thought this will be the largest rooftop farm in the world. The state-of-the-art greenhouse is being built by BrightFarms, Inc. in partnership with Salmar Properties LLC. The farm will grow up to 1 million pounds of […]
Doug Jacobs moved to New Orleans from Colorado to attend Tulane University, and the people and sense of community there made an impact on him. Also, the need for affordable, fresh food was so apparent, it prompted him to start planning creation of recirculating farm projects around the city. With business development support from Tulane’s […]
Ever see a farm in the middle of New York City? You can, right now, on fire escapes, balconies, rooftops and in community gardens. Recirculating farms are popping up everywhere in urban environments! We know farming in the city sounds contradictory, but with people becoming more aware of a connection between good food and good […]
Recirculating farms are popping up all over the U.S. Do you know about any in your community? If so, please tell us! We are putting together a map of recirculating farms so people can find them and be able to get their products more easily. Some colleges are now teaching recirculating farming. At CUNY’s Brooklyn […]
Listen to Lee Mandell of Boswyck Farms in Bushwick (Brooklyn) NY talk about hydroponic growing, and his work with soup kitchens, food pantries and schools.
Cabbage Hill Farm Foundation in Mount Kisco New York is a multi-use non-profit farm. One of its main attractions is an aquaponic green house that grows a variety of herbs, vegetables, plants and fin fish like trout and tilapia.
This is a podcast interview with Will Allen of Growing Power in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, when he visited Brooklyn, New York this summer. Mr. Allen is known nationwide for his work in urban farming. This podcast was originally published on the Ecocentric Blog, hosted by one of our partner organizations. Check out the first podcast in […]