Detroit indoor vertical farm boosts local food, jobs & community

In 2015 Jeff Adams bought an abandoned warehouse in his Detroit neighborhood and installed hydroponic racks 5-levels high to grow food year-round. In a city with potential freezing weather from November through April, Artesian Farms harvests 17 times per year, but more than local food it provides jobs to local 20-somethings.

Everything is controlled- pH, EC (electrical charge or nutrient value)- and the plants are visually monitored for bugs which are dealt with without the need for pesticides. Running on Detroit city water, the system uses 90% less water than traditional systems. While 24-hour lighting is one of the farms’ main expenses (besides labor), Adams experimented with different systems to settle on a multi-color LED setup that brought down costs from the original white induction lighting

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Motorcycle Types for Beginners - How to Choose at

For beginners, finding the right motorcycle to fit their needs can be a daunting task. The selection is vast, and the expense is not insignificant. Various types of motorcycles have equally varied strengths. They also have their own set of weaknesses. Just as you wouldn’t use a sledgehammer to polish your best dress shoes, you wouldn’t want to choose a track bike if the type of riding you wanted to do was all off-road. Regardless of if you are looking for a beginner motorcycle, or are merely seeking to take a dip into another riding style that you might not be as experienced in, this video is all about providing some insight into the types of motorcycles available, and how they can improve your desired riding experience.

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