Agricool: Strawberry farming, all year round, in shipping containers in Paris

French startup Agricool is growing GMO-free, pesticide-free strawberries all year round inside shipping containers in the centre of Paris. The startup is creating small urban farms in the middle of Paris using old shipping containers (which it calls “cooltainers”), in which it is able to vertically grow strawberries without the use of pesticides or GMOs, and using 90% less water than crops grown in the ground. Instead of … Continue reading Agricool: Strawberry farming, all year round, in shipping containers in Paris

Ryerson Urban Farm: Student-led rooftop farm creating opportunities to learn about growing food

Students from Ryerson University in Toronto have converted a green roof on campus into an urban rooftop farm. Ryerson Urban Farm began as a student initiative with the mission to grow food on campus and create opportunities for people to learn about growing food. The urban farm aims to build capacity for rooftop farming through production, education and research. It also operates productive growing spaces … Continue reading Ryerson Urban Farm: Student-led rooftop farm creating opportunities to learn about growing food

NYC’s largest student-built hydroponic farm leading students and Bronx community to healthier futures

A hydroponic farm at a Bronx school is New York City’s biggest student-built, indoor, vertical hydroponic farm. DeWitt Clinton High School campus students teamed up with Teens for Food Justice (TFFJ) to build an indoor, vertical hydroponic farm in an unused third-floor lab in the school building. Students will grow more than 25,000 lbs of produce annually to feed their entire school and its 1,300 students daily and … Continue reading NYC’s largest student-built hydroponic farm leading students and Bronx community to healthier futures

GrubTubs: Supporting local farmers by transforming food waste into nutrient-rich animal feed

GrubTubs is a food waste initiative supporting small farms across Texas by turning food waste into economical animal feed. GrubTubs collects food from restaurants before it turns into waste and uses it to help local farmers turn it into sustainable and affordable animal feed. The food waste project started in Austin to redefine food waste as an economic opportunity rather than an economic loss and disrupt food, … Continue reading GrubTubs: Supporting local farmers by transforming food waste into nutrient-rich animal feed