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Lettuce dies in droughts. Unless you’re a vertical farmer.
Rosemont is doing it right and we’re looking forward to the day when the rest of the world catches up.
That world is still stuck in the old paradigm of thoughtless consumerism. The original definition of consumer is “one who destroys, or expends by use; devours, spends wastefully.” We would need 7 more planet Earths if everyone consumed at the rate of an average American. Bringing the same idea closer to our food system, it has been estimated that the true social and environmental cost of a hamburger when the forest has been cleared to create pastureland for grazing cattle is two hundred dollars.
Growing microgreens is one of the best ways to make money on fast-turning crops. But there are some easy beginner mistakes that a lot of people make that can cost you cash and waste time. Don’t fall for common microgreen mistakes!
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Aquaponics epitomizes the beauty of the closed loop production model, but it’s a little hard to get into. Here, Brian walks you through the easiest way to get up and running with decent yields from a DIY aquaponics system for your living room.