High-Tech Farming

December 27, 2010 Want to grow fresh, local food but live in a densely populated area with no easy access to land? Well, you might consider a growing trend in farming that is indoor and high-tech. Entrepreneurs across the country are using available space – from rooftops to big (empty) warehouses – and creating new […]

Photograph by: Glenn Baglo, PNG

Windermere Student Farmers Reach Out with Mobile Composting Project

November 10, 2010 Teenagers in Vancouver, BC, are growing their own urban farm at their high school, Windermere Secondary. To help build soil fertility for their 11 bed gardens and 320 square foot greenhouse, the school board won a grant to install a commercial compost system called an Earth Tub. The students ride their bikes […]

Photo courtesy of Ken Meter, Creative Commons 3.0

Winter Greenhouse Guide Published

If we are going to build effective community-based food systems in temperate regions we will have to find ways to extend our growing seasons without consuming fossil fuels. This includes places globally where winter daylight is sparse or overnight freezes are likely (for example, most of the U.S., Europe north of the Mediterranean countries, or […]