• City Crops - Cape Town, London & Singapore

    As cities fill up with more and more people, urban farming is becoming a crucial element of sustainable living. Monocle visits food entrepreneurs in Cape Town, London and Singapore who are exploring new ways of cultivating organic produce in their downtown homesteads. To discover more about Monocle magazine head to http://www.monocle.com

    published: 28 Jan 2015
  • Local produce for London's restaurants from GrowUp Urban Farms, United Kingdom (English)

    " With the lighting we get really good color across the leaf, really good shape, and a really strong and solid product.” - Kate Hofman, Co-founder, GrowUp Urban Farms

    published: 21 Jan 2016
  • Guy Watson, Founder of Riverford

    Guy Watson, Founder of Riverford, speaking at The Big Debate, City Hall, London - 2 February 2017

    published: 10 Feb 2017
  • Cultivating Change: The City Farming Project Part 1

    The City Farming Project in London, Ontario Canada promotes growing sustainably on small intense plots of land within city limits using organic methods and educating the community while growing yummy organic healthy veggies. We have a good food box basket program which provides food to garden members. The garden is also a spot for people to gather and learn about where are food comes from and how to grow it sustainably and locally. We would like to see new & old communities develop garden plots for community members, redesigning how new subdivisions are built to include a spot for food production and natural areas for wildlife. Join us stopping urban sprawl and reducing carbon footprints by producing food locally and learning how to grow and where our food comes from.

    published: 07 Jan 2009
  • Meet your Urban Farmer - Inner City Farms (extended version)

    Meet Will and Camil from Inner City Farms in this 8th short film in our Meet your Urban Farmer series. Follow the series at http://overgrowthesystem.com/meet-your-urban-farmer/ Inner City Farms is a small business that uses organic practices to grow vegetables in residential spaces in Vancouver. They revive neglected garden space and convert lawns into beautiful and productive urban farms, all within the limits of the city. Land is provided by Vancouverites who support their efforts and commitment to social, ecological and financial sustainability. In return they offer what they can: a share of the harvest bounty. Vegetables are primarily available through a Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) model. They also work with chefs and restaurants that strive to be local-sustainable. Visit In...

    published: 01 Jan 2013
  • Getting to grips with organic farming | DW English

    Tanzanian eco-volunteer Shahaya Shao has spent more than six months at an organic farm in the north of Germany learning more sustainable agriculture methods. Will he be able to stick with organic when he’s back home? More eco@africa reports: http://www.dw.com/en/tv/eco-at-africa/s-32686

    published: 15 Jun 2017
  • Organic Leaf Lettuce Production, Farm to Mouth | Jason Asselin

    How organic is your food? How many people actually think about where their food is coming from, how it was picked or processed before they ate it? This organic farm in northern Wisconsin used zero chemicals in 2016 and it could be the standard for all farms willing to keep America healthy. This was one of the last harvests from this farm, so I thought I might show you what it takes to get this lettuce from the farm to your table at the restaurant. It all starts in the field. This soil is made of lots of compost/leaves from a local city collection site, then mixed & tilled into the existing soil and left to decompose over the winter before being hand tilled a few times more. Most of the weeds were controlled by hand over the summer, yes I said by hand! The lettuce was started in seed tra...

    published: 21 Oct 2016
  • Earth Day 2016: Growing Underground

    Energy-efficient, pesticide-free, sustainable farming. It’s happening 100 ft. under London’s busiest streets. Learn more: Microsoft.com/empowering

    published: 16 Oct 2015
  • Philips City Farming

    Philips and Green Sense Farms usher in new era of indoor farming with LED "light reciper" that help optimize crop yield and quality. Indoor farms grow vegetables sustainably and locally in areas where traditional field farming is not possible; lighting system uses 85% less energy than traditional systems

    published: 08 May 2014
  • Why every young person should be a farmer for a day. | Ian Piggot | TEDxHarpenden

    Ian Piggot is farming the same land as his ancestors of 600 years, and is trying and testing a range of regenerative agricultural methods on his farm. He believes we we undervalue food as a society and blames this, to some extent, on urban living which has disconnected us from agriculture. To address this, he founded Open Farm Sunday - an event designed to reconnect urban society to agriculture and food which has grown to become bigger than the Glastonbury rock festival. In this talk, Ian explains why we should all give up a day a year to work on a farm. Not only might we learn to value food more, but it might even help us better tackle the future challenges of global food security. Ian is an entrepreneur and farmer in the Harpenden area of Hertfordshire. UK. His family have been farming ...

    published: 07 Dec 2015
  • Good Hope Studies: Volunteering in South Africa - Organic Farming

    The farm is located on the Wild Coast, in the Eastern Cape Province, which is malaria-free. The project aims to farm holistically, applying techniques of biodynamic and astrological farming to rehabilitate Mpetukop Farm, its soil and its unique ecosystem. In keeping with these goals, there are both animals and plants on the land, and they are rotated, creating a mutually beneficial ecosystem which supports a diversity of species, with the aim of improving the soil for future generations.

    published: 27 Apr 2012
  • Our city vegetable garden in London (August 2014)

    Here is a tour of our city vegetable garden in London. Its quite packed-in for a small garden so there are compromises. Some of our vegetables have self-seeded. We have tomatoes, chillies, gourd, runner beans, other beans, mustard, pumpkins...... Please give me any critical or advisory feedback. any comments will be greatly appreciated.

    published: 23 Aug 2014
  • Farming under the streets of London

    In a former air raid shelter 100ft below London’s streets, the capital’s first underground farm is about to sell its crops using technology that could help feed future generations. Growing Underground has rows upon rows of seedbeds growing salad leaves, herbs and “micro-herbs”.

    published: 29 Jun 2015
  • CNN Farming inside industrial London

    CNN's Kristie Lu Stout looks at how GrowUp Urban Farms is using an alternative farming system called aquaponics to provide sustainable food for London.

    published: 06 Oct 2015
  • New York City Rooftop Farm

    It's got a view to die for. Rooftop Farms atop a warehouse in Brooklyn grow more than 30 varieties of organic fruits and vegetables, including heirloom tomatoes, zucchini, aubergines and green onions. While green roofs are nothing new, the sheer scale of the farm in the heart of one of the world's most congested cities is impressive. Lisa Goode is the owner of Rooftop Farms. [Lisa Goode, Owner, Rooftop Farms]: "There's layers of drainage mat and separation fabric & mdash; it's all very technical stuff that the dirt actually just goes right on top of. And then you grow stuff in the dirt. But most importantly, a green roof has great environmental benefits such as storm-water reduction, which is a huge problem in New York City. There's cooling for the building and if we can amass enough g...

    published: 31 Jul 2009
  • Exploring Toronto's urban agriculture movement with Fresh City Farms

    BuzzBuzzHome visited Downsview Park to learn more about urban agriculture and this groundbreaking business.

    published: 29 Apr 2015
City Crops - Cape Town, London & Singapore

City Crops - Cape Town, London & Singapore

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  • Duration: 6:53
  • Updated: 28 Jan 2015
  • views: 3295
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As cities fill up with more and more people, urban farming is becoming a crucial element of sustainable living. Monocle visits food entrepreneurs in Cape Town, London and Singapore who are exploring new ways of cultivating organic produce in their downtown homesteads. To discover more about Monocle magazine head to http://www.monocle.com
https://wn.com/City_Crops_Cape_Town,_London_Singapore
Local produce for London's restaurants from GrowUp Urban Farms, United Kingdom (English)

Local produce for London's restaurants from GrowUp Urban Farms, United Kingdom (English)

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  • Duration: 3:25
  • Updated: 21 Jan 2016
  • views: 5807
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" With the lighting we get really good color across the leaf, really good shape, and a really strong and solid product.” - Kate Hofman, Co-founder, GrowUp Urban Farms
https://wn.com/Local_Produce_For_London's_Restaurants_From_Growup_Urban_Farms,_United_Kingdom_(English)
Guy Watson, Founder of Riverford

Guy Watson, Founder of Riverford

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  • Duration: 0:58
  • Updated: 10 Feb 2017
  • views: 65
videos https://wn.com/Guy_Watson,_Founder_Of_Riverford
Cultivating Change: The City Farming Project Part 1

Cultivating Change: The City Farming Project Part 1

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  • Duration: 7:26
  • Updated: 07 Jan 2009
  • views: 3586
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The City Farming Project in London, Ontario Canada promotes growing sustainably on small intense plots of land within city limits using organic methods and educating the community while growing yummy organic healthy veggies. We have a good food box basket program which provides food to garden members. The garden is also a spot for people to gather and learn about where are food comes from and how to grow it sustainably and locally. We would like to see new & old communities develop garden plots for community members, redesigning how new subdivisions are built to include a spot for food production and natural areas for wildlife. Join us stopping urban sprawl and reducing carbon footprints by producing food locally and learning how to grow and where our food comes from.
https://wn.com/Cultivating_Change_The_City_Farming_Project_Part_1
Meet your Urban Farmer - Inner City Farms (extended version)

Meet your Urban Farmer - Inner City Farms (extended version)

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  • Duration: 11:14
  • Updated: 01 Jan 2013
  • views: 19509
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Meet Will and Camil from Inner City Farms in this 8th short film in our Meet your Urban Farmer series. Follow the series at http://overgrowthesystem.com/meet-your-urban-farmer/ Inner City Farms is a small business that uses organic practices to grow vegetables in residential spaces in Vancouver. They revive neglected garden space and convert lawns into beautiful and productive urban farms, all within the limits of the city. Land is provided by Vancouverites who support their efforts and commitment to social, ecological and financial sustainability. In return they offer what they can: a share of the harvest bounty. Vegetables are primarily available through a Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) model. They also work with chefs and restaurants that strive to be local-sustainable. Visit Inner City Farms here - http://www.innercityfarms.com/ If you've never had the opportunity to meet the wonderful array of passionate individuals behind the urban farming movement, and the wonderful food they grow for the community, stay tuned as we meet other urban farmers in the Vancouver Metro area. This will be an opportunity you won't want to miss. Support your local urban farmers (and local rural farmers of course), and know where your food comes from. Please follow us: @FandLMediaGroup and http://www.facebook.com/fireandlightmediagroup
https://wn.com/Meet_Your_Urban_Farmer_Inner_City_Farms_(Extended_Version)
Getting to grips with organic farming | DW English

Getting to grips with organic farming | DW English

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  • Duration: 4:47
  • Updated: 15 Jun 2017
  • views: 23
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Tanzanian eco-volunteer Shahaya Shao has spent more than six months at an organic farm in the north of Germany learning more sustainable agriculture methods. Will he be able to stick with organic when he’s back home? More eco@africa reports: http://www.dw.com/en/tv/eco-at-africa/s-32686
https://wn.com/Getting_To_Grips_With_Organic_Farming_|_Dw_English
Organic Leaf Lettuce Production, Farm to Mouth | Jason Asselin

Organic Leaf Lettuce Production, Farm to Mouth | Jason Asselin

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  • Duration: 3:38
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2016
  • views: 386
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How organic is your food? How many people actually think about where their food is coming from, how it was picked or processed before they ate it? This organic farm in northern Wisconsin used zero chemicals in 2016 and it could be the standard for all farms willing to keep America healthy. This was one of the last harvests from this farm, so I thought I might show you what it takes to get this lettuce from the farm to your table at the restaurant. It all starts in the field. This soil is made of lots of compost/leaves from a local city collection site, then mixed & tilled into the existing soil and left to decompose over the winter before being hand tilled a few times more. Most of the weeds were controlled by hand over the summer, yes I said by hand! The lettuce was started in seed trays before being planted a foot apart in many different plantings. When one row was ready to be harvested, we had 2 other plantings already started so we never ran out. While the process can be a simple as you want, this being a farm that sells by the pound you need to be simple as possible. Some my ask about the washer? The agitator was removed, then it was cleaned, washed, rinsed and dried before being tested.. Really it was a great idea that working for the farm.. I was just helping a friend one day a week, but I learned so much during that time! An experience everyone should see once in their life! PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO THIS CHANNEL & THUMBS UP!! *Follow Me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JasonAsselin2012 *Follow Me on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/DaRogueReporter @All rights reserved.
https://wn.com/Organic_Leaf_Lettuce_Production,_Farm_To_Mouth_|_Jason_Asselin
Earth Day 2016: Growing Underground

Earth Day 2016: Growing Underground

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  • Duration: 1:01
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2015
  • views: 16764
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Energy-efficient, pesticide-free, sustainable farming. It’s happening 100 ft. under London’s busiest streets. Learn more: Microsoft.com/empowering
https://wn.com/Earth_Day_2016_Growing_Underground
Philips City Farming

Philips City Farming

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  • Duration: 2:33
  • Updated: 08 May 2014
  • views: 20557
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Philips and Green Sense Farms usher in new era of indoor farming with LED "light reciper" that help optimize crop yield and quality. Indoor farms grow vegetables sustainably and locally in areas where traditional field farming is not possible; lighting system uses 85% less energy than traditional systems
https://wn.com/Philips_City_Farming
Why every young person should be a farmer for a day. | Ian Piggot | TEDxHarpenden

Why every young person should be a farmer for a day. | Ian Piggot | TEDxHarpenden

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  • Duration: 10:43
  • Updated: 07 Dec 2015
  • views: 167
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Ian Piggot is farming the same land as his ancestors of 600 years, and is trying and testing a range of regenerative agricultural methods on his farm. He believes we we undervalue food as a society and blames this, to some extent, on urban living which has disconnected us from agriculture. To address this, he founded Open Farm Sunday - an event designed to reconnect urban society to agriculture and food which has grown to become bigger than the Glastonbury rock festival. In this talk, Ian explains why we should all give up a day a year to work on a farm. Not only might we learn to value food more, but it might even help us better tackle the future challenges of global food security. Ian is an entrepreneur and farmer in the Harpenden area of Hertfordshire. UK. His family have been farming in the area for over 600 years. After a period of time working in the financial sector in the city of London, Ian returned to the farm and tried different ways of farming to do the best by has land whilst remaining profitable. He founded "Open Farm Sunday" which has attracted over a million visitors to farms around the UK and is now an international event. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
https://wn.com/Why_Every_Young_Person_Should_Be_A_Farmer_For_A_Day._|_Ian_Piggot_|_Tedxharpenden
Good Hope Studies: Volunteering in South Africa - Organic Farming

Good Hope Studies: Volunteering in South Africa - Organic Farming

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  • Duration: 3:18
  • Updated: 27 Apr 2012
  • views: 3915
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The farm is located on the Wild Coast, in the Eastern Cape Province, which is malaria-free. The project aims to farm holistically, applying techniques of biodynamic and astrological farming to rehabilitate Mpetukop Farm, its soil and its unique ecosystem. In keeping with these goals, there are both animals and plants on the land, and they are rotated, creating a mutually beneficial ecosystem which supports a diversity of species, with the aim of improving the soil for future generations.
https://wn.com/Good_Hope_Studies_Volunteering_In_South_Africa_Organic_Farming
Our city vegetable garden in London (August 2014)

Our city vegetable garden in London (August 2014)

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  • Duration: 7:12
  • Updated: 23 Aug 2014
  • views: 3879
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Here is a tour of our city vegetable garden in London. Its quite packed-in for a small garden so there are compromises. Some of our vegetables have self-seeded. We have tomatoes, chillies, gourd, runner beans, other beans, mustard, pumpkins...... Please give me any critical or advisory feedback. any comments will be greatly appreciated.
https://wn.com/Our_City_Vegetable_Garden_In_London_(August_2014)
Farming under the streets of London

Farming under the streets of London

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  • Duration: 1:54
  • Updated: 29 Jun 2015
  • views: 1117
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In a former air raid shelter 100ft below London’s streets, the capital’s first underground farm is about to sell its crops using technology that could help feed future generations. Growing Underground has rows upon rows of seedbeds growing salad leaves, herbs and “micro-herbs”.
https://wn.com/Farming_Under_The_Streets_Of_London
CNN Farming inside industrial London

CNN Farming inside industrial London

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  • Duration: 2:45
  • Updated: 06 Oct 2015
  • views: 1203
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CNN's Kristie Lu Stout looks at how GrowUp Urban Farms is using an alternative farming system called aquaponics to provide sustainable food for London.
https://wn.com/Cnn_Farming_Inside_Industrial_London
New York City Rooftop Farm

New York City Rooftop Farm

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  • Duration: 2:44
  • Updated: 31 Jul 2009
  • views: 26074
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It's got a view to die for. Rooftop Farms atop a warehouse in Brooklyn grow more than 30 varieties of organic fruits and vegetables, including heirloom tomatoes, zucchini, aubergines and green onions. While green roofs are nothing new, the sheer scale of the farm in the heart of one of the world's most congested cities is impressive. Lisa Goode is the owner of Rooftop Farms. [Lisa Goode, Owner, Rooftop Farms]: "There's layers of drainage mat and separation fabric & mdash; it's all very technical stuff that the dirt actually just goes right on top of. And then you grow stuff in the dirt. But most importantly, a green roof has great environmental benefits such as storm-water reduction, which is a huge problem in New York City. There's cooling for the building and if we can amass enough green roofs, hopefully it will help the heat island issue in New York City too." The biggest problem with designing green roofs, Goode says, is convincing developers they are a good idea. She says there is a misguided perception that they can damage a building's roof. The reverse is true, she says. Greenery can protect a roof membrane from the damaging effects of the sun and cold weather. Andy Darrell, Regional Manager of the Environmental Defense Fund, says another benefit of Rooftop Farms is that it lowers the carbon footprint caused by trucks used to transport food into the city. [Andy Darrell, Regional Manager, Environmental Defense Fund]: "About 70 percent of the air cancer risk in the air that we breathe comes from cars and trucks on our streets. So anything we can do to get trucks out of our communities and off of our crowded streets is a good thing." Rooftop Farms is managed by a team of experienced farmers and volunteers. Neighbors often stop by and local restaurants get daily deliveries of fruits, vegetables and herbs. Ben Flanner, one of the farmers, is the delivery man. Marlow and Sons, a neighborhood eatery, particularly likes the farm's heirloom tomatoes and mesclun greens. Sean Rembold is its Executive Chef. [Sean Rembold, Executive Chef]: "It is pretty amazing, when even though we can't get the volume maybe from the rooftop farm, to know that we can get fresh excellent vegetables… I could call right now — call Ben & mdash; and he would bicycle over something within the hour. So it's pretty amazing." Rooftop Farms is a pilot project. It cost $60,000 to design and build. The project's goal is to bring down costs and to build more farms like it across New York City. For more news and videos visit ➡ ‪http://english.ntdtv.com‬ Follow us on Twitter ➡ ‪http://twitter.com/NTDTelevision‬ Add us on Facebook ➡ ‪http://on.fb.me/s5KV2C
https://wn.com/New_York_City_Rooftop_Farm
Exploring Toronto's urban agriculture movement with Fresh City Farms

Exploring Toronto's urban agriculture movement with Fresh City Farms

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  • Duration: 5:35
  • Updated: 29 Apr 2015
  • views: 660
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BuzzBuzzHome visited Downsview Park to learn more about urban agriculture and this groundbreaking business.
https://wn.com/Exploring_Toronto's_Urban_Agriculture_Movement_With_Fresh_City_Farms