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The 12 steps to become an urban or vertical farmer

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The 12 steps to become an urban or vertical farmer

The 12 steps what?

  • The 12 steps to become an urban or vertical farmer are inspirational, educational as well as entertaining stories. They are in depth tales about successful pioneers in the urban and vertical farming movement.
  • Via the 12 steps you can  learn about many different crops to grow, Technologies to use, Marketing, Business strategies, Finances, policy, architecture and so much more

12 Steps x 12 Farmers

  • Step 1 – Why do you Farm?
  • Step 2 – Story and background
  • Step 3 – How to chose your crops
  • Step 4 – Business Model
  • Step 5 – All about growing & technology
  • Step 6 – Resources, input & output
  • Step 7 –  Marketing & Customers
  • Step 8 – Partners or competitors
  • Step 9 – Location, Architecture & Agritecture
  • Step 10 – Financing
  • Step 11 – Law and Policy
  • Step 12 – Final advice

More info on each step

There is also a FB-group where you can connect to a global community of pioneering farmers!

Who are the 12 step farmers?

Oogstgoed – Community Supported Agriculture

A Belgian Urban farm that grows 200 different crops. They can do this because they apply a business model called Community Supported Agriculture aka CSA

Les Sourciers 12 steps to become an urban or vertical farmer

Les Sourciers – hydroponic farming in France

Les Sourciers are Marion Sourdois and Nicolas Sarlé, a Franco-Argentinian couple passionate about hydroponics and changing the food system. They’re the perfect example of the saying: “To change the world, start by changing yourself”.

Elaine Kung Agritecture Plus.Farm

Plus.Farm – DIY vertical farming system

The Plus.Farm is designed to be affordable, modular, customisable, and easy to use. This allows you to let your creativity go wild! We talked to Elaine Kung from Agritecture!

Millibeter Insect Farming Johan Jacobs

Millibeter – Insect farming in Belgium

Is organic waste one of the most valuable raw materials Belgium has to offer? If you ask Johan Jacobs, he might say yes!

Coolfarm – Indoor Farming automation

CoolFarm is a Portugal based company that unites a highly skilled and motivated team of horticulturists, biologists, software and hardware engineers, product designers and business experts. Together, they create solutions for the indoor farming needs.

Yara Nagi Sky Vegetables Rooftop Farm Bronx New York 12 steps to urban farming

Sky Vegetables – Rooftop greenhouse in the Bronx

Yara Nagi, operations manager at Sky vegetables talks about the 10.000sq ft Greenhouse, integrated into an apartment building in the Bronx, New York City!

SmallHold mushroom farming New York

Smallhold – Mushroom farming in New York

2 skilled mushroom farmers from NYC bringing the farm to the consumer. How do they do it? Go and find out!

12 steps to urban or vertical farming Agritecture consulting team

Agritecture Consulting – New York City

Henry Gordon-Smith and Agritecture Consulting have started up many different Urban Farming projects. Learn from them, learn from the best.

Robbes Vertical Farm Finland Robert Jordas gutters

Robbes “Little” Garden – Finland

Want to combine the experience of the traditional greenhouse industry with vertical farming innovation? Then listen very carefully to Robert Jordas of Robbes in Finland.

Le Champignon de Bruxelles

Le Champignon de Bruxelles started with 3 friends. After reading some inspiring books, they discovered an emerging niche with an enormous potential to change the world for the good: the cultivation of mushrooms on organic waste sourced in cities.

12 steps Square roots Green food solutions Street leafs Electra Jarvis Jonathan bernard

Square Roots entrepreneurs – Electra & Jonathan

Find out how 2 vertical farming entrepreneurs had the same technology, the same location and the same guidance, but started up 2 very different businesses.

Niraj Ray Cultivate the city The Nationals rooftop Urban farm

Cultivate the City – Washington DC

If you start an Urban Farm, take advice from someone who made 25 of them happen. Listen to Niraj Ray from Cultivate the city in Washington DC.

Les 13 Blès – Goat farming for cheese

Les 13 blés is a GoatFarm connected to a Cheese Factory very close to the centre of France. It is run by the amazing Justine Floquet.

Verticulture Aquaponic farming Miles Cretien

Verticulture – Aquaponic farming

Indoor Aquaponic farmers from NYC that provide fresh and highly nutritious food to economically and culturally diverse populations.

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  • Get acces to all episodes (Season 1 + 2)
  • 10 hours of in depth video interviews
  • 2 unique video-tours at Urban Farming facilities
  • Access to follow up interviews
  • Access to the secret community of 12 steps farmers
  • Our eternal gratitude

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