Spring is around the corner and Let It Grow Foundation shares some advice on how to begin preparing and planning your soil mix for seed planting...
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It is increasingly becoming important to explore newer and more innovative approaches to successful farming. Urban agriculture is one of the techniques considered to be on the cusp of advancements within the sector...
Wessel Lemmer 24 Jul 2017
Wastewater is the one resource (unlike land, labour, or fresh water) that is continuously growing in volume and used to cultivate vegetables, grains, animal feed, and fish at a larger scale than we ever realised...
Christopher A. Scott 18 Jul 2017
We chat to Eco-Logic Award winner, Reliance Compost's founder and director about organic compost, growing green minds and ensuring a healthy world for future generations...
Cari coetzee 17 Jul 2017
Finish enterprise Exsilio has developed a high-tech solution comprising a redesigned container for growing salad and herbs, among others, in urban environments. The social aspect of urban farming is also prominent...
28 Jun 2017
Reliance Compost, provider of 100% Certified Organic Compost produced from green garden refuse, won a gold Eco-Logic Award in the Recycling and Waste Management category...
21 Jun 2017
“In winter, the garden is not as dormant as it may seem. It's the time when the root crops are ready, along with brassicas, legumes, and leaves. Growth ticks quietly along and careful tending bears rich rewards.”
21 Jun 2017
The organic food market has skyrocketed in the past decade. The inclination towards organic products has increased so much that a large majority of organic food consumers have given up on the purchase of conventional food completely...
Ankit Gupta 13 Jun 2017
This urban farmer training academy showcases a ground-breaking organic vegetable growing system...
6 Jun 2017
From Indian startup Kheyti, the modular greenhouse is an affordable solution for low-income farmers...
16 May 2017
The Let It Grow Foundation is driven by three men with the purpose to heal the soil and teach South Africans to live sustainable and healthy lives through urban farming projects using permaculture methods...
Cari Coetzee 15 May 2017
Another food scandal: this time eggs used for making sandwiches and other processed products that contain traces of an insecticide called fipronil. Fipronil is banned in human food production because it can be harmful to human health if ingested in sufficiently large quantities.
Lisa Jack 7 hours ago
Bumblebee queens are a common sight on a spring day, their large furry bodies flying industriously from flower to flower. At this point they will have just awoken from a long hibernation - the much smaller worker bees die off each year, leaving the new queens to survive winter alone. Eating nectar and pollen from these flowers is therefore essential for the queens to build up their energy and fat stores. Once they are fully restored, which can happen within a few days, the queens will look for a nest-site, perhaps an abandoned mouse nest, where they will build up a honey pot and pollen stores prior to laying eggs and founding a new colony of bumblebees.
Mark Brown 1 day ago
VIENNA, Austria - Austria on Monday became the latest European country to confirm that it has found the insecticide fipronil in egg products imported from Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Poland.
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President and CEO of AGT Foods, Murad Al-Katib was recently named EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 for his success in building a business empire focused on providing vegetable protein to the developing world, but also for helping to feed refugees. We chat to Al-Katib about his win, entrepreneurship and feeding the world.
Cari Coetzee 18 Jul 2017
A deadly bacteria that infected thousands of olive trees in Italy has been detected for the first time in mainland Spain, the world's top producer of olive oil, a regional government official said Thursday, 6 July.
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