Urban Cultivator News

how-to-pair-fresh-spring-and-summer-produce-with-cannabis-8298543 Seasonality of what you consume is more important than ever. Not only are restaurants adopting the practice of creating dishes that use ingredients that are in season, but many grocery stores are also beginning to do the same. In-season produce not only tastes better, but you're also supporting the local farmers and eliminating your carbon footprint by minimizing orders for items that aren't available in your area, but are grown across the world and have to be shipped. Here's what's in season during Summer 2017.

l_10604_l-2906-teff-grano-senza-glutine1-5167840 Earlier this week, the New York Times revealed their list of food prediction trends for 2017. Along with sorghum, spirulina, and whey, the publication also names teff as one of 2017's next big food. So, what is teff anyway? Originating from Ethiopia, teff (or Eragrostis tef) is a tiny ancient grain that's high in protein and important minerals like iron. Evidently, it's been around for some time, but it didn't catch on in North America until about two years ago, when sales soared after there was a renewed interest in ancient grains.

chlorella-759x500-8099543 You may have heard of chlorella before—often used in smoothies and known to have major health benefits—but do you know what it actually is and what it can do for your body? Chlorella is the latest superfood, an all-natural supplement that's native to Japan and Taiwan. It's an algae (similar to spirulina), and it boasts a number of benefits: boosting cardiovascular health, counter the negative effects of radiation, promoting normal hormonal function, lowering cholesterol and blood pressure.

2ntvonpfq-bb6l7w0xu2pf-1830688 We're nearing the end of spring, one of the most exciting times of the year in terms of culinary gold. Of course, there are blooming flowers, lush, green trees, and an exciting energy in the air, but it's the fresh produce that really gets us going. It's the best time to eat fresh with the abundance of awesome food after a winter of squash, squash, and more squash.

1915460_1150681468288838_8678823285529813386_n-5643104 The Urban Cultivator Residential is a beautiful appliance. And perhaps to some, it looks like it could be difficult to install and to use. But guess what? Installation of the appliance is as easy as one, two, three. And trust us—considering the fact that you'll get to grow fresh greens all year long, setting it up properly is worth it. So, let's get started!

During a gathering of the world's nations at a meeting that was overseen by the United Nations in Paris, an agreement was reached that aims to strictly limit fossil-fuel pollution. Over the two weeks, 195 nations endorsed a program that set up methods to measure and verify emissions that not only reduce pollution, but also introduces ways to implement those reductions for decades to come.

screen-shot-2015-12-21-at-1-26-51-pm-2570782 Urban Cultivator is available worldwide, but we wouldn't have been able to get where we are today without our international distributors. Urban Cultivator Norway has been with us for a while now, and they have been hustling since day one. Garnering media attention all over Norway and even from the Norwegian prime minister, brother and sister duo Mireen and Jan Fiske are making Urban Cultivator a household name in Scandinavia. Read on to learn about what the two have been up to below!