Google Ventures leads $90 million investment in Bowery to grow its indoor farming business

Uber made confidential filing for IPO By Khari Johnson Venture Beat Dec 12, 2018 Excerpt: Bowery has opened two growing facilities near its headquarters in the New York area since the company began operations in February 2017. The funding announced today will be used to open new facilities in additional not-yet-named cities by the end …

Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences conducts research on urban farming in growtainer

Prof. Dr. Heike Mempel heads the project group of the same name, dealing with scientific questions on possible advantages and disadvantages of a closed indoor farm without sunlight. Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf Fresh Plaza 12/7/2018 Excerpt: Photosynthesis. In one of the two compartments of the Growtainers, students of the 5th Horticulture semester will carry out the first …

Recent necrology, November 2018

Some well-known people who have died recently. William Goldman, 1931-2018 American novelist, playwright and screenwriter. Stan Lee, 1922-2018 Legendary writer and creator of Marvel comics (Read Renee’s tribute to Stan Lee: Excelsior!). Peter Peryer, 1941-2018 NZ photographer, one of the first five inaugural laureates of the Arts Foundation of New Zealand. Brian Priestley, 1926-2018 Christchurch …