Transforming a Suburban Property: Removing a Driveway

By Jan Spencer This is the third blog describing the 15-year transformation of our quarter-acre suburban property. The previous blogs describe the site in more detail, along with reasons for making these changes, both practical and political. Another blog describes turning the garage into a living space, grass to garden and creating a food hedge … Continue reading Transforming a Suburban Property: Removing a Driveway

From football, a farm to champion entrepreneurship

(Can't wait until this happens to every golf course in the world! mrjonmoore) There is other football-related news out of Texas' AT&T Stadium beyond the college football championship win of the Ohio StateBuckeyes. Fittingly, with the college football season now over, it's about life after football. Paul Quinn College, an NAIA school with an enrollment … Continue reading From football, a farm to champion entrepreneurship

Future of libraries: Sowing the seeds of agri-terrorism?

TRUCKEE, Calif. — One of the primary roles of public libraries is to respond to the specific resource needs of their communities. Sometimes those needs result in unexpected services, such as in Alameda and Richmond, Calif., Basalt, Colo., and LaCrosse, Wisc., where seed-lending libraries have emerged to serve their residents. At seed libraries, patrons “check … Continue reading Future of libraries: Sowing the seeds of agri-terrorism?

Invention facilitates urban gardening

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Colin Cudmore started volunteering at the Bloomington Community Farmers Market as a way to meet people after he moved to the Hoosier state from Cape Cod. During a coffee break one Saturday morning, Cudmore sat and watched market patrons buying local plants, produce and flowers from booths and tents along Morton … Continue reading Invention facilitates urban gardening

Indoor Ag-Con’s Las Vegas Agritecture Workshop Hosts Dr. Despommier as Judge in Vertical Farm Design Competition

Las Vegas, Nev. (PRWEB) January 06, 2015 Agriculture is going through a transformation in that harnesses architecture, technology and urban planning to create vertical farms in that decrease resource consumption and re-localize food production within cities. On March 29 and 30, three teams consisting of students from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Downtown Design … Continue reading Indoor Ag-Con’s Las Vegas Agritecture Workshop Hosts Dr. Despommier as Judge in Vertical Farm Design Competition

SMU aims to GROW the green movement

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Management University (SMU) on Tuesday (Jan 6) launched its GROW initiative to encourage more sustainable living in Singapore. The programme aims to cultivate food and encourage more to pick up gardening. People across all walks of life - students, staff, faculty members, residents, and business partners - can take part by planting crops … Continue reading SMU aims to GROW the green movement