Urban Foraging

Urban Foraging What if food lined the streets in your neighborhood or town and as you strolled through you could pick and eat to your heart’s content? That’s what urban foraging is all about, and it’s gaining popularity. Urban foraging is harvesting plants growing in urban spaces. Whether you are picking fruit from a designated…

What is Biogas?

What is Biogas? Did you know that feces can be made into a gas that provides electricity? Yes, you read that correctly. Biogas is what’s created when you take manure or other organic matter (even wastewater solids will work) and put it in an anaerobic digester. It can even be created by capturing methane produced…

The Lowdown on Solar Ovens

The Lowdown on Solar Ovens By Mary Munoz Editor’s Note: After the article from last Urban Farm Lifestyle Newsletter we received a question from Traci K: “Months ago I did quite a bit of research on the various solar ovens, but was discouraged by so many reviews from people complaining of the chemical or plastic…

The Plant: Revolutionizing Food Production

The Plant: Revolutionizing Food Production “The Plant” in Chicago is a vertical farm intent on revolutionizing food production and sustainable economic development by utilizing a closed-loop aquaponic growing system and housing sustainable food businesses. Their ingenious method creates a variety of products while enuring that nothing goes to waste. They have designed the facility so…