Gallery: Big Box Agriculture Transforms Grocers Into Growers

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Results are in for the ReBurbia competition to re-envision the suburbs, and we’re thrilled to count Forrest Fulton among the top three winners for his Big Box Agriculture proposal! This creative and adaptive design takes advantage of empty big-box retail stores and turns them into suburban organic farms, complete with in-house chefs, restaurants, and renewable energy generation.

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  1. Build A Better Burb Win... October 5, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    […] and residential seemed to be a common theme, and there were many projects that incorporated agriculture more fully into the fabric of the […]

  2. LarryMars August 21, 2009 at 10:57 am

    A good quality compost is light and fertile and, it is itself a waste product. I have always thought that a grocery store could have a large vegetable garden on the roof and grow a substantial quantity of fresh produce organically. Lots of sun up there. I guess the roof would need to be better supported.

  3. davidwayneosedach August 20, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    This idea is intriguing. But it will take a lot of work containing and carrying for the soil that is placed on top of the ashphalt lots. I will be very interested when it is tried somewhere!

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