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On Our Urban Ag Radar: Hydroponic Vending Machines; Oasis Grower Solutions for Anxious Growers; Living Within a Vertical Farm

On Our Urban Ag Radar: Hydroponic Vending Machines; Oasis Grower Solutions for Anxious Growers; Living Within a Vertical Farm

The image that stopped me dead in my internet-surfing tracks: A hydroponic lettuce vending machine. This brilliant machine can be found in Japan. It’s brilliant. Brilliant. Let’s move these in next to the vending machines in our schools, workplaces and hospitals. (I’d say “replace” the candy vending machines, but a girl needs some chocolate every … Continue reading

On Our Urban Ag Radar: Hort Americas Gets a Virtual Makeover; School Uses Hydroponics to Teach Students and Eat; Just Food is Having a Party

On Our Urban Ag Radar: Hort Americas Gets a Virtual Makeover; School Uses Hydroponics to Teach Students and Eat; Just Food is Having a Party

Everyone loves a makeover — right? You feel refreshed, like a “new you” ready to face the world, poised to “get the girl.” Reminds me of my favorite show: Beauty and the Geek — Australia version (’cause everything is better down under) and the particular episode where the Geeks get a sexy makeover. I imagine … Continue reading

On Our Urban Ag Radar: Substrates for Strawberries, Brooklyn Grange Gets Growing and a Texas-Style Steward’s Dinner

On Our Urban Ag Radar: Substrates for Strawberries, Brooklyn Grange Gets Growing and a Texas-Style Steward’s Dinner

Who doesn’t love a good strawberry? If not for a fresh-from-the-garden boozy strawberry lemonade, I don’t know how I’d make it through a hot and humid Iowa summer. I’m sure Riococo knows exactly what I’m talking about. Look at these gorgeous “fields” of strawberries flourishing in Riococo coir substrates. Learn more about Riococo’s growing products, including … Continue reading