Gallery: Pasona HQ is an Urban Farm That Grows Food For Its Employees i...

Here at Inhabitat, we've written about several vertical farms that could solve the problem of providing fresh food in urban environments with minimal transportation. Many of these are merely concepts waiting for funding, but the Pasona HQ office building in
 
Here at Inhabitat, we've written about several vertical farms that could solve the problem of providing fresh food in urban environments with minimal transportation. Many of these are merely concepts waiting for funding, but the Pasona HQ office building in Tokyo is one project that is already growing food for its employees. In what could be the first farm-to-desk project of its kind, the rehabilitated building designed by Kono Designs grows most of its own food -- from rice to broccoli, squash, tomatoes and much more. The living green skin on the exterior is more than just a pretty facade; it's also part of the elaborate urban farming scheme and it also helps reduce energy use, too. Through their urban farm and headquarters, the recruitment company is also supporting the education of Japan's next generation of farmers who work in internships to learn about food production.

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