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VANCOUVER AEROPONICS FARM USES ‘SPACE AGE’ TECH

July 22nd, 2016

Published by CBC NEWS

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A new urban farm in Vancouver is growing food for local restaurants and markets without soil, or any other growing medium.

To grow produce, Harvest Urban Farms uses aeroponics, a process in which plants are grown in an environment of air or mist — from which the plants receive nutrients.

“The roots are literally suspended in midair and by doing that they have a lot more oxygen that’s available to them so they can grow a lot faster,” said Aaron Ferguson, CEO of Harvest Urban Farms, which launched earlier this year.

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TAKING THE KIDS TO THE CON

April 7th, 2012

Published by The Snipe
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My house is filled with superheroes. Since my husband works in the comic book industry and my six-year-old son shares his dad’s interests, I’m constantly gathering up piles of dog-eared Avengers comics and tiny plastic action figures. So a family trip to the Seattle comic convention is hardly a getaway from my daily life. Still, it’s a trip I’d been dying to take for years.

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WHISKEY DISTILLS SCOTTISH SPIRIT

April 25th, 2007

Published by The Georgia Straight
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A line from my favourite British comedy series, Little Britain, keeps coming into my head: “If you’re thinking of going on holiday and the Arctic is fully booked, why not try Scotland?” As the rain blurs the windshield into a grey-green smear, the sentiment seems spot-on.

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