If you have a grow of any kind of significance and you are at the level where you are using pallet-sized grow trays or flood tables then you probably have wondered how secure that tray is on there. The truth is that the tables or trays are heavy. You have water there, you have the […]

A company has put up what they call “green walls” in an effort to help children learn better and have better scores in tests. The article notes a few studies that include one that says the presence of plants increases memory retention and performance by 20%. The article does not mention indoor growing or vertical […]

If you are trying to grow your product under the radar then you might be interested in knowing the information from the article below. Basically, they are finding that ballasts that growers are using are emitting enough interference to be noticeable. How noticeable? Enough to affect CB radio operators who are within 1000 feet of […]

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Grasses for the Masses program is asking Virginia residents to grow grass to help restore underwater grasses that are native to the region. The grass benefits wildlife and also provides a way to clean water. The grass was declining due to pollution but has been making a comeback recently. The finished […]

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Urban farming has been a thing in Eugene for a long time. In fact, in 2016, Eugene, Oregon was voted the top city for urban farming by Redfin. The thing that they fail to mention is that urban farming does not have to happen outside but it can happen inside as well. You can farm […]

Pandemic drives home the value of local, natural, sustainable farms

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed issues within our global food supply chain. Therefore, local agriculture has emerged as viable solution to combat these issues. Not only is the food produced by these farms sustainable and delicious, but…

Vertical farming is feeding the hungry during coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus has exposed many of the issues involved in our global food supply chain. One fix for these issues is the use of indoor, vertical farming. Companies like Intelligent Growth Solutions in Scotland are using this technique to…

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…