GrowGeneration has completed this week a purchase of H2O Hydroponics assets. The corporation is the largest national chain of specialized garden centers focusing on organic growth and hydroponics, with 27 store locations. The newest acquisition will allow GrowGeneration to open a location in Lansing, which will in addition to retail operations serve also as a […]

Since many citizens are confined to their homes from social distancing and isolation policies due to the coronavirus, many of them have taken a keen interest in indoor gardening. Also, since plant nurseries were deemed essential businesses, consumers were able to purchase plants and fixtures for their living spaces during the pandemic. These houseplants are […]

Instead of buying herbs from the supermarket, a much fresher and safer way to get herbs is to simply plant them yourself. When planting herbs, it’s important to do research as each specific herb requires a different amount of water and sunlight each day. Most herbs will thrive with packaged potting soil as this soil […]

An innovative teenager in Dubai is putting his scuba diving skills to good use by cleaning up the ocean. Akshansh Khrodia has created a new lift-bag to remove trash from the sea-floor. The bag itself is constructed from a waste sack, old shoelaces, and a carabiner hook. It functions better as well, if not better […]

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed several issues in our agriculture supply chain industry. Many experts believe the future of agriculture will rely on vertical farming. This process is cheaper and more efficient as it uses less space, and the produce is grown closer to consumers, reducing the transportation costs. Companies like Local Leaf have been […]

GrowGeneration purchases all the assets of H2O Hydroponics, LLC

GrowGeneration has completed this week a purchase of H2O Hydroponics assets. The corporation is the largest national chain of specialized garden centers focusing on organic growth and hydroponics, with 27 store locations. The newest acquisition…

Going green: COVID-19 pandemic has people drawn to indoor gardening, houseplants

Since many citizens are confined to their homes from social distancing and isolation policies due to the coronavirus, many of them have taken a keen interest in indoor gardening. Also, since plant nurseries were deemed essential businesses,…

From pot to table, easy indoor herbs spice up cooking

Instead of buying herbs from the supermarket, a much fresher and safer way to get herbs is to simply plant them yourself. When planting herbs, it's important to do research as each specific herb requires a different amount of water and sunlight…

Teen scuba diver creates sustainable bag to lift trash from seabed

An innovative teenager in Dubai is putting his scuba diving skills to good use by cleaning up the ocean. Akshansh Khrodia has created a new lift-bag to remove trash from the sea-floor. The bag itself is constructed from a waste sack, old…

Is Vertical Farming the Post-COVID Future of Food Production?

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed several issues in our agriculture supply chain industry. Many experts believe the future of agriculture will rely on vertical farming. This process is cheaper and more efficient as it uses less space, and…

Overconsumption is the bane of sustainability, new study concludes

A recent study has shown that the only way our agriculture industry can be viable is to reduce overconsumption. The societal influence of growth and affluence within farming has often been overlooked, but scientists believe that it's vital…

Urban agriculture bill approved by House panel

The House Bill 3412 was passed and is being dubbed the Integrated "Urban Agriculture Act". This act aims to turn unused space in urban areas into community farming centers in a bid to address food security issues. The Covid-19 pandemic has…

How to keep your houseplant healthy after lockdown

There are many different things that we can do to help keep our plants healthy after this lockdown ends. Since we will have less time, it's important to choose a plant thats easy to care for and doesn't need to much attention. It is also…

Rising to the Challenge: The UAE's Innovation-Driven Food Security Movement

Although almost 90% of food in the United Arab Emirates is imported, grocery stores and supermarkets were mostly completely stocked during the pandemic. Few factors are responsible for this success, with food security led by innovation being…