Marco lives in Heidelberg, Germany. In 2017, he visited New York to attend an international event on urban agriculture. From this experience, he began on a journey that changed his life.

He has since invented a vertical growing system that can provide multiple grow spaces in a very dense way…


In 2018, while visiting Dublin, I was introduced to three individuals that embody the concept of hyperlocal food. Discover the story of Martin, Jason, and Shane, aka The Gnomes. …


Find out how Sarab, a young woman entrepreneur in India, aims to make vertical farming an easy and accessible solution to grow food efficiently.

Sarab lives in Mumbai, India. In 2017, she completed an internship in Canada at the In.Genius Farms, a small-scale vertical farm in Laval, Quebec. Mentored by…


In 2016, I was introduced to beekeeping by Martin, one of the urban beekeepers in my city involved in a pilot project. Since he started, Martin’s passion for bees has kept on growing, and so have his beehives! …


In 2011, Khaled had an idea about building a vertical farm in his backyard. He ran some tests and quickly realized the economic potential. In 2015–16, he was already making a living using only 1,200 sq.-ft.

I noticed Khaled’s work through his Instagram account ThePlantCharmer during the summer of 2016…


Growing food in Space requires doing more and better with less. To achieve this, it was necessary to deconstruct the principles of agriculture and to question the importance of soil and water. NASA sponsored research showed that it can be done using high pressure aeroponics (HPA). …


by Dominique Bernier, Jul 24 2018

Back from Ireland after visiting Dublin and learning about some of its urban agriculture projects and initiatives, I decided to share with you why I believe this city is becoming one of the best urban farming hubs.

The main highlight of my visit was…


Nowadays, no matter what you are trying to sell, it must be fluid. At all times, it must adapt as much to people’s singular needs as to economic fluctuations or social, cultural and environmental expectations of the moment.

This means that products and services can no longer be homogeneous, as…


The online and physical worlds continue to blur; this is something local food systems can’t afford to ignore.

Fortunately, the technology of the internet, big data, and the internet of things (IoT) are becoming powerful tools for a growing number of small-scale urban food producers who use them to do…


Demographic trends in developed economies will bring their fair share of challenges in the 21st century, but might also provide urban areas with unique opportunities to develop their own sustainable food systems.

Ideals and opinions may differ on how to achieve sustainability. Nevertheless, none can succeed without understanding the main…

Dominique Bernier

Founder of RakeAround, globetrotter and gardening amateur.

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