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Whittier Organic Food Center is a Self-Sustaining Vertical Farm for Los Angeles
Posted By Daniel Toole On September 25, 2011 @ 10:30 am In Architecture,Gardening,Reader Submitted Content,Urban design | No Comments
The Whittier Organic Food Center is a state-of-the-art food production testing and learning facility that recently took top honors in the Cavin Family Travel Fellowship . The project creates opportunities for social sustainability in Los Angeles, leasing areas of the garden and tower green walls to locals for micro-agro business. Crops are stored for disaster relief, and distribution and sales to local restaurants and school cafeterias, germinating like a seed in the community. The on-site food bank reaches out to those in need and provides on-site housing for students and trade laborers wishing to pursue work in urban agriculture .
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 Cavin Family Travel Fellowship: http://www.cavinfellowship.org/
 urban agriculture: http://inhabitat.com/tag/urban-farming/
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