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While a cityscape’s concrete slabs and dirty sheet metal blanket what was once vegetative abundance, green roofs inspire nature to strike back. Nestled across the urban and suburban skyline, green roofs provide a real opportunity for production as well as a host of environmental benefits. Despite this, green roofs remain less appreciated than they should be. Let’s look at the:
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How Vertical Farming Would Work in DC
By: Evan Bromfield, Founder at the Urban Vertical Project
Vertical farming would grow as much food as possible, for as many people as possible, and as close to where they live as possible.
It’s a bright future, tinted green, and it would work wonders for DC. Sustainable DC, the city’s initiative to promote environmentally friendly urbanism, is already pushing us in the right direction. Laws like DC council members David Grosso’s and Mary Cheh’s Urban Agriculture and Food Security Act of 2014 are just the next logical tipping point.
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Did you know you could build your own hydroponic system for less than $100?
I convinced my dad that hydroponics and vertical farming were “the future.” We’d just started farming about an acre of hops in rural Maryland and one of his partners is looking to build a greenhouse. He has a lot of extra compost and was fascinated by the idea of making compost tea. All of this came together and he just did it. No problem.
Reminds me of one of my favorite quotes from a street performer I looked up to:
“It is better to go out and do something than to stay home and plan something.”