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Advocate for vertical and urban farming. Product manager in the banking industry. Lover of art history. Blogger at Girl with Plant.

There’s few things as satisfying in the urban gardening space than propagating a favorite plant. After seeing a deal at Whole Foods for monster sized basil plants that I couldn’t resist, I became the proud new plant parent to a plant with at least 50 basil leaves already ready for harvesting. Unfortunately, as half the plant began to die, it became apparent that my monster plant was actually two medium sized ones, and that one was dying of a root fungus. With all tragedies marred in opportunity, I took to work on propagating the basil plant.

What is propagation?


The ad driven nature of Big Tech means that the greatest KPI for these firms isn’t truth or innovation- it is your continued engagement and attention. In order to ensure this engagement and continued peaceful consumption of media, we as a population have entered into a world of digital echo chambers and crafted, algorithm driven realties.

We Literally See Different Maps

The Washington Post recently reported on Google’s location based rendering of their maps. In short, Google defines regions differently based on where you are located. For example, users in India and users in Pakistan have different maps related to Kashmir, which has historically been…

“Nothing to see here, Officer”

After visiting a museum exhibit in Tokyo about the cities of the future, I became very focused on the sustainability and future of the agricultural industry. While there is substantial bodies of work on the correct methods of growing plants, including urban farming, I wanted to jump in and learn as I went along by growing 20 heads of lettuce in my closet.

First, what is hydroponic farming?

Hydroponic farming is farming without the use of soil. …

For several months now, I have become obsessed with the concept of vertical farming and the potential impact that it could have on the world. From an environmental, economic and nutritional perspective, traditional agricultural practices are inefficient and contribute to some of the greatest blights to ecological systems. In the western world, a move towards vertical farming would aid against the declination of the bee population, depletion of water supplies along the west coast, global warming in the form of the razing of wooded areas to accommodate farmland, the removal of diversity of vegetable species and so much more. Outside…

Carissa Gallo

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