Sunday, 6 April 2014

VARIABLES WE CAN TEST FOR

Variables we can test for:
  1. Layout of plants <-- test for efficiency
  2. Type of soil 
  3. Position of plants <-- consider vandalism, direct sunlight, and water

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Compilation of Bibloography (A-Z)

Compilation of Bibloography (A-Z)

1. Breece, G. (2014, 02 05). Revolutionizing the urban farm. Retrieved from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/video-contest/revolutionizing-the-urban-farm/

2. Bold, C. (2014, 02 5). Backyard farmers: 25 websites you should be reading. Retrieved from http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/urban-farmers-homesteaders-25-113061

3. Erin, R. (2014, 01 29). Urban farming skills to grow in mps with aquaponics grant. Retrieved fromhttp://www.jsonline.com/news/education/urban-farming-skills-to-grow-in-mps-with-aquaponics-grant-b99194371z1-242615171.html

4. Gallagher , J. (2014, 02 5). Taja sevelle's urban farming began in detroit; now has 20-country network of 61,000 community gardens. Retrieved from http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013306090027

5. Jane, B. (2014, January 22). Growing communities: Integrating the social and economic benefits of urban agriculture in cape town. Retrieved from https://www.academia.edu/3158967/Growing_Communities_Integrating_the_Social_and_Economic_Benefits_of_Urban_Agriculture_in_Cape_Town Singapore’s urban farming industry blossoms. (13, 8 11). Retrieved from http://investvine.com/singapores-urban-farming-industry-blossoms/

6. Jarrett, L. C. (2014, 01 31). Hbcus lead new innovation in urban agriculture. Retrieved fromhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/31/hbcus-lead-new-innovation_n_4705119.html

7. Katherine, K. (2009, May 1). Watch for these obstacles in starting an urban farm. Retrieved from http://www.growingformarket.com/articles/start-an-urban-farm

8. Kristin, M. (2013, November 14). Urban agriculture: fad or necessity?. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kristin-mcardle/urban-agriculture-fad-or-necessity_b_4275355.html

9. Laskow, S. (2012, June 6). How to start an urban farm in a post-industrial city. Retrieved from http://www.good.is/posts/how-to-start-an-urban-farm-in-a-post-industrial-city
10. Leon, N. (2014, January 19). If urban farming took off, what would boston look like?. Retrieved from http://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2014/01/19/urban-farming-took-off-what-would-boston-look-like/uCbjPMTfWVGb7i4Qxyf6uJ/story.html

11. Luke , I. (12, 10 6). Urban farm or fancier phone? how you can start a productive homestead for less than the cost of an iphone 5. Retrieved from http://thenextweb.com/lifehacks/2012/10/06/farm-or-fancier-phone/

12. Mariette, L. R., & Claire, S. (2014, 02 04). Belgian architect vincent callebaut has green visions of urban farming. Retrieved from http://www.thenational.ae/lifestyle/food/belgian-architect-vincent-callebaut-has-green-visions-of-urban-farming

13. Natalie, W. (2014, 02 03). mps embraces urban farming. Retrieved fromhttp://urbanmilwaukee.com/2014/02/03/mps-embraces-urban-farming/

14. RUAF. (2014, January 22). Why is urban agriculture important?. Retrieved from http://www.ruaf.org/node/513

15. Sam, W. (2013, September 17). Urban agriculture: The potential and challenges of producing food in cities. Retrieved from https://www.agronomy.org/news-media/releases/2013/0917/594

16. Science, D. (2013, September 17). Urban agriculture: The potential and challenges of producing food in cities. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130917123607.htm

17. Sidewalk , S. (2014, January 22). Benefits of urban farming. Retrieved from http://sidewalksprouts.wordpress.com/ua/benefits/

18. Watson , M. (2014, 02 5). What is an urban farm?. Retrieved from http://localfoods.about.com/od/localfoodsglossary/g/What-Is-An-Urban-Farm.htm

19. Zac, C. (2014, 01 22). Detroit’s “urban farming” scheme: A cover for a corporate land grab. Retrieved from http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/22/hant-j22.html


20. Zsuzsi, F., & Shelby , T. (2012). Vancouver urban farming society. Retrieved from http://www.urbanfarmers.ca/publications/reports/

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Bibliography (Urban farming)

Mariette, L. R., & Claire, S. (2014, 02 04). Belgian architect vincent callebaut has green visions of urban farming. Retrieved from http://www.thenational.ae/lifestyle/food/belgian-architect-vincent-callebaut-has-green-visions-of-urban-farming

(Mariette & Claire, 2014)

Erin, R. (2014, 01 29). Urban farming skills to grow in mps with aquaponics grant. Retrieved from http://www.jsonline.com/news/education/urban-farming-skills-to-grow-in-mps-with-aquaponics-grant-b99194371z1-242615171.html

(Erin, 2014)

Jarrett, L. C. (2014, 01 31). Hbcus lead new innovation in urban agriculture. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/31/hbcus-lead-new-innovation_n_4705119.html

(Jarrett, 2014)

Zac, C. (2014, 01 22). Detroit’s “urban farming” scheme: A cover for a corporate land grab. Retrieved from http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/22/hant-j22.html

(Zac, 2014)

Natalie, W. (2014, 02 03). mps embraces urban farming. Retrieved from http://urbanmilwaukee.com/2014/02/03/mps-embraces-urban-farming/


(Natalie, 2014)

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Bibliography(Urban farming)







Singapore’s urban farming industry blossoms. (13, 8 11). Retrieved from http://investvine.com/singapores-urban-farming-industry-blossoms/



Zsuzsi, F., & Shelby , T. (2012). Vancouver urban farming society. Retrieved from http://www.urbanfarmers.ca/publications/reports/


Luke , I. (12, 10 6). Urban farm or fancier phone? how you can start a productive homestead for less than the cost of an iphone 5. Retrieved from http://thenextweb.com/lifehacks/2012/10/06/farm-or-fancier-phone/



Katherine, K. (2009, May 1). Watch for these obstacles in starting an urban farm. Retrieved from http://www.growingformarket.com/articles/start-an-urban-farm


Laskow, S. (2012, June 6). How to start an urban farm in a post-industrial city. Retrieved from http://www.good.is/posts/how-to-start-an-urban-farm-in-a-post-industrial-city

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Urban Farming Definition

Wikipedia. (2014, January 22). Urban agriculture. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_agriculture

(Wikipedia, 2014)


What is Urban Farming?



Urban agriculture

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Urban agriculture can reflect varying levels of economic and social development. In the global north it often takes the form of a social movement for sustainable communities, where organic growers, ‘foodies’ and ‘locavores’ form social networks founded on a shared ethos of nature and community holism. These networks can evolve when receiving formal institutional support, becoming integrated into local town planning as a ‘transition town’ movement for sustainable urban development. In the developing south, food security, nutrition and income generation are key motivations for the practice. In either case, more direct access to fresh vegetables, fruits, and meat products through urban agriculture can improve food security and food safety.

ISS Sources and references


Urban Farming

1.  Sidewalk , S. (2014, January 22). Benefits of urban farming. Retrieved from http://sidewalksprouts.wordpress.com/ua/benefits/


(Sidewalk , 2014)


2.  RUAF. (2014, January 22). Why is urban agriculture important?. Retrieved from http://www.ruaf.org/node/513


(RUAF, 2014)


3.  Science, D. (2013, September 17). Urban agriculture: The potential and challenges of producing food in cities. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130917123607.htm


(Science, 2013)


4.  Jane, B. (2014, January 22). Growing communities: Integrating the social and economic benefits of urban agriculture in cape town. Retrieved from https://www.academia.edu/3158967/Growing_Communities_Integrating_the_Social_and_Economic_Benefits_of_Urban_Agriculture_in_Cape_Town


(Jane, 2014)


5.  Sam, W. (2013, September 17). Urban agriculture: The potential and challenges of producing food in cities. Retrieved from https://www.agronomy.org/news-media/releases/2013/0917/594


(Sam, 2013)

Sunday, 12 January 2014

IDEAS FOR IRS

IDEAS FOR IRS

  1. Research on water quality in Singapore -Water filtration/distillation 
  2. Research on agriculture -Terrace farming/Urban agriculture
  3. Research on efficiency of sustainable electricity -Build a generator powered by sustainable sources.
  4. Research on the position of the Sun in different times of day -Build a solar panel that is shaped to catch the most sunlight