A Shift Away from Traditional Curriculum Learning

A Shift Away from Traditional Curriculum Learning  Farmlyplace provides learning opportunities that stray away from the traditional curriculum and move towards a more effective learning strategy that aims to work with each unique student’s interests and learning abilities.  The future of education is supported by Farmlyplace. More education providers are challenging teaching norms and realizing 

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Wrap-up: Urban Design and Architecture for Food Security – 28 April

Wrap-up: Urban Design and Architecture for Food Security – 28 April In our monthly ‘Food in the city’ meetups, we learn about real-life projects and the tangible work of our speakers & participants. This month we focused on Urban Design and the use of public and built space for food production. We are glad to 

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Kiezfarm and the concept of a “purpose-driven economy”

What is the Fourth Sector? Most economies follow the same outline, organizing themselves into three sectors: the public, that of the government; private, which are private businesses; and, non-profits, such as charities. Until recently, no one had considered a fourth sector. A sector that, like all revolutions, has been emerging on its own out of 

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Wrap-up of Biophilic Design – February at Food in the City

In our monthly ‘Food in the city’ meetups, we learned about sustainable concepts through real-life projects and the tangible work of our speakers & participants. This month was Biophilic design in focus. We are glad to host fellow Biophilic design enthusiasts from a variety of backgrounds. Their projects covered arts, architecture, engineering, and entertainment and 

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Food in the City – January 2021 Meetup – Circular Economy

‘Food in the city, 2021 meetups’ kicked off well as 64 circular economy enthusiasts joined us virtually on the last Wednesday of January. This international discussion brought us perspectives from different parts of the world – from Lebanon and London to the US and Spain – around the topic of circular design practices in food 

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Architecture and Urban Design meets Food In The City – November 2020

{Blog photo: Sasaki’s plans for Sunqiao Urban Agricultural District in Shanghai] Green cities in the context of food production in urban spaces is the focus of our Food in the City talk in November. This time we had one of the most popular meetups so far, and were happy to see so many new faces. 

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Food In The City – October 2020 Meetup – Education for Sustainability

In October, when our surroundings were brimming with colorful leaves of the fall season, we had a fruitful discussion around the theme of “Education for Sustainability” or EfS. We explored whether and in what ways education – a critical part of any society –  can be one of the main drivers for a green and 

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The Tastefulness and Quality of Hydroponic Produce; What are the Benefits

As children, we’re taught that plants need soil, sunlight, and water to survive. Hydroponic growing flips that idea on its head, Proving that exceptional food can be grown in small spaces without the need for cultivating soil or using (harmful/excessive) fertilizers. Especially when it comes to urban farming and growth, we are seeing a shift 

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