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Season extension

Urban Ag home | Table of contents Growers producing food for the local market use a variety of methods to extend the growing season beyond what is traditionally possible in the local climate. Season extension methods can be as low-tech as starting transplants indoors and laying inexpensive row...

Hydroponic or aquaponic urban farms

Urban Ag home | Table of contents Figure 3: Basil grown hydroponically in a plug floated in a foam mat on top of a tank of water, at Envista Farms at Southern Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, in Temple Hills, MD. Photo by Neith Little, UMD Extension. Hydroponics means growing plants using...

Chapter 1: Urban production systems

Urban Ag home | Table of contents Neith Little Extension Agent, Urban Agriculture University of Maryland Extension In agricultural contexts, the word production is used as short-hand to refer to all the activities involved in physically growing, raising, or making the products (vegetables, flowers...
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