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Kurt Vile, "Baby's Arms"

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Shot by Todd Cole on a Windows Phone

Spotted on Matablog, here's a new Todd Cole-directed video for "Baby's Arms" off Kurt Vile's great Smoke Ring for My Halo LP. Cole follows a young couple in East L.A, languidly hanging out, riding bikes, tagging, and chilling to the quiet sounds of Vile's acoustic guitar. Apparently the entire clip was shot on a Windows Phone (as part of the Windows Phone Me short......read more

Is Urban Agriculture Commercially Scalable?

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Montreal's Lufa Farms has developed an e-commerce model for fresh food

Flavie Halais for Citiscope: In 1999, Dickson Despommier, a professor of environmental health sciences and microbiology at Columbia University, popularized the idea of large-scale urban agriculture by releasing a conceptual model for vertical farms. Crops would grow inside tall city buildings, using very little land to produce bounties of food that would not need to be shipped far to be eaten.......read more

Blue Hill Pickled Cucumbers

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Sliced and preserved Kirby cucumbers grown by Cherry Lane Farms $14.00

The artisanal geniuses at Blue Hill Farm in New York's Pocantico Hills have created what may just be the world's best pickle. That sounds lofty, but if you've ever bitten into one of these, you'd be obliged to agree. The flavors are so subtle, so intricate, that it's hard to believe that the list of ingredients is so simple: Kirby cukes (from Cherry Lane Farms in Bridgeton, NJ), white wine......read more

A Year on the Road: Singh Farms

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Hidden in an Arizona mesquite grove lies a fertile forest

If you thought no food ever grows in the desert, then allow me to share with you a place that will change your mind. You wouldn't know if from the freeway, but just off the 101 in Phoenix, Arizona there lies one of the most extraordinary farms the desert has ever seen. After I heard someone say it was the farm of their dreams, I knew I had to see it for myself.  A bustling farmer's market......read more

How Tech Helps and Harms the Environment

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Larry Magid gives the true picture of technology's ecological effects

Larry Magid for Huffington Post: As we celebrate "Earth Week" (its too important for just one day), I can't help but think about how technology both helps and harms our environment. On the positive side, tech is helping cut down on the use of some resources. Reading newspapers and documents on screens means chopping down fewer trees for paper. Using email cuts down on the environmental cost not......read more

Astonishing Photos of Iceland by Jenny Harmsen

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Take a visual journey to the most photogenic place on earth

Judging by these photos from Jenny Harmsen, I guess we can add "Crazy Treeless Alien Landscapes" to our ever-growing list of reasons to visit Iceland. The otherworldly images were shot in 2011 along the Laugavegur, a famed, 34-mile trekking route in southwestern Iceland. "The structure of Iceland’s landscape isn’t something you come across very often," Jenny says. "It’s......read more

Anzfer Farms: Fragment Lights

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Reclaimed wood lamps add warmth to any space. $80.00

Anzer Farms is a San Francisco-based design studio/workshop specializing in reclaimed wood objects and furniture. The company's Fragment Lights range have bases made from aesthetically-pleasing wood fragments gathered on the San Francisco shoreline. The 15 watt lights cast a candle-like glow that adds character and warmth to any setting. Each unit is one-of-kind, with a small globe bulb available......read more

Orbiting Garden by Garden Fresh Farms

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City bus-sized urban farming contraption can produce 50 pounds of basil a day

Imagine a sustainable farm that is about the size of a city bus and is capable of producing fifty pounds of basil per day. Not only is that possible, you could help make it a reality in your community. Garden Fresh Farms is a St. Paul, Minnesota-based sustainable agriculture company that is trying to raise funds to build more of their Orbiting Gardens. Their Kickstarter......read more

Is Real Time Farms the Wikipedia of Food?

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A new website aims "to collectively document the whole food system"

The locavore craze, once the domain of a handful of hardline foodies, has gone mainstream. A seeming majority of restaurants now list describe their food as "local." But do we know where precisely each ingredient was produced? Not now, but if Real Time Farms has its way, we will soon. Launched by an ex-Google software engineer in the spring of 2010, Real Time Farms is a web-based, crowdsourced......read more

Offshore Wind Takes a Step Ahead

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With a positive new federal report, offshore wind farms in the Atlantic move closer to reality

Offshore wind development along the mid-Atlantic coast took a major step forward last week, with the completion of a federal review that showed "no major environmental damage" would be caused by tapping the renewable power source.  Interior Secretary Ken Salazar also said his department also was trying to speed up the process for issuing renewable energy leases. There are wind projects......read more

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