Walking Turcot Yards: Ron Finley Talks About Farming In South Central LA

Things Are Good: Singapore Opens Vertical Farm

Sky Green has opened the world’s first vertical faem in Singapore and it’s well beyond a proof of concept. The functioning farm produces one ton of food every other day! This new farm will hopefully encourage more urban vertical farming to increase local food consumption while cutting down on expensive food transportation. The farm itself ...

Things Are Good: Really Cool Aquaponics Setup in Oakland

Oakland California is not known for farming let alone technologically-driven hydroponics. Kijani Grows is a small company in Oakland that is trying to change this with a system of cycling water through fish, gravel, and plants to create a very efficient farming setup in a small space. What makes this system better than others is ...

Things Are Good: Bhutan to go 100% Organic

Bhutan is an amazing little country that has banned cigarettes and measures its success not through the backwards-looking GDP but by Gross National Happiness. In another step to be the one of the friendliest to the environment, the Asian nation has now pledged to produce and consume only organic food! “We have developed a strategy ...

Drive-by Planet: American drought zones: 50.3% of US counties designated ‘disasters’

The drought that has been impacting the U.S. goes from bad to worse. According to an article in the LA Times, American Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that disaster designations have been signed for 218 more counties in 12 states. This brings the year’s total to 1,584 counties in 32 states. That’s 50.3% of all ...

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Ireland Bike Tour – Cycling Day 3, The Aran Islands Slide Show

Most of the day was spent on one of the Aran Islands. It was a great day for photography as it was actually sunny and there was so much to photograph, from a remarkable fort to literally hundreds (maybe thousands) of stone fences from millions of stones dividing up the tiny allotments that people had ...