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Green Sense Farms is transforming its Portage, Indiana farm into a state-of-the-art research and development center to advance its indoor vertical growing systems and test new cultivars.
A team of scientists has cut the growing time of wheat by 50 per cent by using LED lighting. It’s the latest breakthrough in the LED revolution sweeping the horticultural industry. Researchers from Australia and the UK grew wheat from seed to maturity in just eight weeks instead of the standard 16 weeks growing time for the cereal grown in spring.
In Detroit, Michigan, access to local produce has been a struggle for the community. However, with the recent Farm to Table Movement, there is hope that this access to locally grown fresh produce will increase. The Charles Drew Transition Center, part of Detroit’s school district, is hoping to become a vital part of the movement to improve the city’s food security.
March 22nd is World Water Day (WWD), a day to celebrate one of the world’s most precious resources and to raise awareness around global water issues. Every year, WWD coincides with the release of the World Water Development Report by the U.N. Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).