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Three Friends from Cleveland

Posted on Apr 5, 2017

Published on Jun 29, 2015 Three friends from Cleveland are working together to expand their urban farm. Please LIKE & SUBSCRIBE if you enjoyed! http://bit.ly/1G7yMhG **More info & videos below** For full episodes, check out http://www.scitechnow.org/ Urban farming is one way that some communities are creating an abundance of food for people in need, by supporting and encouraging the establishment of gardens on unused land and space. On the East side of Cleveland, Ohio, on a site that was once an illegal dump, longtime friends Damien Forsche, Randall McShepard andKeymah Durden, the...

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Belton Media Group Rid-All Green Partnership K-16 Model for HBCU’s

Posted on Apr 4, 2017

Published on Aug 28, 2016 We have turned an empty and forgotten piece of land in Cleveland’s Kinsman Neighborhood into an urban farm where we grow produce to bring healthy, local food to area institutions and citizens and train others on this work. http://www.greennghetto.org/ shot by...

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Urban Farmer Starting His Own Revolution -SuperSoul Sunday – Oprah Winfrey Network

Posted on Apr 4, 2017

Published on Mar 29, 2015 Will Allen has been a professional athlete and worked in corporate America. Still, he says, being a farmer is the biggest and most rewarding path he could have chosen. Will is the founder of Growing Power, an organization dedicated to teaching people in urban Milwaukee how to grow good food. “We’re only six blocks away from Milwaukee’s largest public housing project,” he says. “When people drive by the street and they see the greenhouses on the front, they have no idea that we feed about 10,000 people just from this farm alone.”...

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Why We Should Be Urban Farming – The Resource Center Chicago

Posted on Apr 3, 2017

Published on Sep 1, 2015 We are running out of space for farmland and a third of all food that is produced is wasted. Ken Dunn has been called the greenest man in Chicago and he’s on a crusade to turn our food waste into productive farmland–right in the middle of the city! Special Thanks to: Ken Dunn, David Durstewitz, Lindsay Roadruck, and Jide Oke http://www.cityfarmchicago.org/ The Resource Center Chicago http://www.resourcecenterchicago.org/ Danielle Nierenberg...

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Can an urban farmer earn a living wage? – Teresa O’Donnell – TEDxHouston

Posted on Apr 2, 2017

Published on Nov 20, 2015 Urban farming is particularly interesting in a city with so much available space. In Houston’s Plant It Forward Farms, refugees are given access to acres of land that they maintain and manage. Several of these plots have gone on to provide sustainable income for these families, and have gone on to become community centers for neighbors to come together and celebrate these previously empty spaces, and the people who have given them a new life. Teresa O’Donnell wants to live in a city with a farm in every neighborhood. She sees refugees operating these farms and...

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Vertical Farms – 95% Less Water Usage

Posted on Apr 2, 2017

Published on Jul 5, 2016 Watch the next episode about San Francisco becoming a zero waste city: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg3OA… As urban populations continue to rise, innovators are looking beyond traditional farming as a way to feed everyone while having less impact on our land and water resources. Vertical farming is one solution that’s been implemented around the world. Vertical farms produce crops in stacked layers, often in controlled environments such as those built by AeroFarms in Newark, New Jersey. AeroFarms grows a variety of leafy salad greens using a process...

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