Human beings, viewed as behaving systems, are quite simple. The apparent complexity of our behavior over time is largely a reflection of the complexity of the environment in which we find ourselves.
— Herbert A. Simon (via inthenoosphere)
The Northeast Pollinator Partnership is a new initiative at Cornell that aims to work with regional apple growers to explore using wild and native bees species as alternatives to commercially raised European honey bees for the pollination of apple crops.
We like this article because it challenges the notion that completely closed (no natural light) urban vertical farms are the best solution to food security. We firmly believe that a mix of controlled environment agriculture solutions are what cities need: urban vertical farms, peri-urban…