Posts Tagged ‘sustainability’

FARM-Africa – Growing beans, peanuts and rice in Central Uganda, Nov 11

FARM-Africa is helping farmers in Uganda improve their harvests so they have enough food to eat. In Central Uganda nine out of ten families rely on the their land for survival, so poor harvests can be catastrophic. Farming here isn’t easy – plant diseases are rife and can destroy entire crops, leaving families without enough food to eat. FARM-Africa is working with local farmers’ groups to set up demonstration plots, where members of the group learn how to grow bigger harvests using good quality, disease resistant seeds and more modern farming methods. The farmers can use their new skills on their own land to grow more food. In this film we meet Joyce, the chair person of the Nakasongola district farmers’ group. Joyce shows us around her group’s demo plots where we see what a huge difference they have made to her community.

Growing Potatoes: How to Grow: Vegetable Gardening How to grow potatoes. Garden Guru Phil Dudman shows an easy way for growing potatoes.

TEDxManhattan – Stephen Ritz – Green Bronx Machine – Growing Our Way Into A New Economy Stephen Ritz is a South Bronx teacher/administrator. With the help of extended student and community family they have grown over 25000 pounds of vegetables in the Bronx while generating extraordinary academic performance. His Bronx classroom features the first indoor edible wall in NYC DOE which routinely generates enough produce to feed 450 students healthy meals and trains the youngest nationally certified workforce in America. Stephen has consistently moved attendance from 40% to 93% daily, helped fund/create 2200 youth jobs, captured the US EPA Award for transforming mindsets and landscapes in NYC, recently won the ABC Above and Beyond Award, helped earn his school the first ever Citywide Award of Excellence from the NYC Strategic Alliance for Health and attributes these results directly to growing vegetables in school. His speech at Columbia University, “From Crack to Cucumbers,” along with the release of a You-Tube Video (Urban Farming NYC) resulted in a national following including an invite to the White House Garden. Dedicated to harvesting hope and cultivating minds, Stephen dreams of opening a nationally replicable Career Technical Education public school in the poorest Congressional District in America rooted in urban agriculture, green and sustainable initiatives. For more information, visit More information at About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth

Vertical Tower Garden Feeds 10000+ People a Year at the World’s 4th Busiest Airport

John from goes on a field trip to the Chicago O’hare Airport to share with you the World’s First Aeroponic Vegetable Garden at an Airport. In this episode, you will learn how ORD airport is taking a leadership approach in sustainability as well as learn how they are feeding 10000+ people a year when growing 1100 crops at one time in their Vertical Tower Aeroponic Garden. After watching this eposide, hopefully you realize, if they can grow food in the 2nd busiest airport in the USA, you can easily grow food at home.

Growing giant super squash

This is a video diary of my super squash.

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