urban agriculture

NYC’s Design Trust for Public Space Launches Urban Agriculture Data Collection Portal

NYC’s Design Trust for Public Space Launches Urban Agriculture Data Collection Portal

Some people still criticize the urban agriculture movement as a cute idea with little potential to feed urban populations, or as an unnecessary intrusion on valuable city real estate. Part of the problem

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Chicago Approves Plan for Urban Agriculture Eco-District to Revitalize Southside Neighborhoods

Chicago Approves Plan for Urban Agriculture Eco-District to Revitalize Southside Neighborhoods

Chicago's Englewood, Washington Park and Woodlawn neighborhoods were once home to a thriving street life, centered around bustling locally-owned businesses and the famous jazz and blues scene of the 1950s

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Need a Rooftop Farm? Call This Company

Need a Rooftop Farm? Call This Company

  Installing a green roof on your home or business is not a matter that can typically be resolved by consulting the Yellow Pages. Companies that specialize in this subject are few and far

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Studies Show that Americans are Growing More of Their Own Food Now than Ever Before

Studies Show that Americans are Growing More of Their Own Food Now than Ever Before

Homegrown food is so good, it has never gone out of style. However, a new study by the National Gardening Association (NGA) shows that food gardening is more in style than ever. It is so popular that

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Conceptual Design’s Prefab Modules Transform Any Flat Industrial Rooftop into an Aquaponic Urban Farm

Conceptual Design’s Prefab Modules Transform Any Flat Industrial Rooftop into an Aquaponic Urban Farm

Design firm Conceptual Devices designed a prefab aquaponic rooftop farm to capitalize on unused space in the city. Designed for Urban Farmers AG Basel, urban farm is created from two prefab modules that

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America’s First Food Forest: From Ground Level to Canopy, Urban Agriculture is Growing Seattle

America’s First Food Forest: From Ground Level to Canopy, Urban Agriculture is Growing Seattle

“A food forest is a gardening technique or land management system, which mimics a woodland ecosystem by substituting edible trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals,” writes Beacon Food Forest co-founder

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BioCellar Turns Abandoned Cleveland House into a Center for Urban Farming

BioCellar Turns Abandoned Cleveland House into a Center for Urban Farming

Cleveland has just unveiled the world’s first BioCellar, a sustainable agriculture project that’s a smart mix of urban design, architecture, and biology. Built upon the masonry foundation of an

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Click & Grow Introduces Internet-Controlled Smart Farm for Urban Agriculture

Click & Grow Introduces Internet-Controlled Smart Farm for Urban Agriculture

California-based company Click & Grow makes urban farming easy for even the least savvy green thumbs. Their electronic smart pots monitor plants and use a proprietary growth medium that eliminates

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Brilliant Compost Program Trades Food Waste for Fresh Produce

Brilliant Compost Program Trades Food Waste for Fresh Produce

What if you could trade your discarded food waste for fresh new fruits and veggies? That's the idea behind Hello Compost - a service that offers fresh produce in exchange for compost in working class New

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Hortus Celestia: Vertical Farm Showcases the Future of the Dutch Greenhouse Industry

Hortus Celestia: Vertical Farm Showcases the Future of the Dutch Greenhouse Industry

The Hortus Celestia vertical farm is designed to showcase innovation in the Dutch greenhouse industry with 14 floors of flourishing gardens. Designed by Except and Sign, the 28-story vertical farm

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Pavilion of Dream Terraces: H&P Architects Unveil Rice Paddy-Covered Pavilion for Viet Nam’s Expo 2015

Pavilion of Dream Terraces: H&P Architects Unveil Rice Paddy-Covered Pavilion for Viet Nam’s Expo 2015

If H&P Architects win the competition to design Viet Nam's Expo 2015 Pavilion in Milan, it will have a steel frame filled up with a staggered series of salvaged wood modules of different lengths that not

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Boston’s Higher Ground Farm Will be the Second-Biggest Rooftop Farm in the World

Boston’s Higher Ground Farm Will be the Second-Biggest Rooftop Farm in the World

Urban rooftop farming is thriving in cities like Brooklyn and Montreal, but it hasn't quite caught on yet in Boston. That's about to change in a big way with the launch of Higher Ground Farm, a

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Support the Hariyo Chowk Urban Garden Project in Kathmandu, Nepal!

Support the Hariyo Chowk Urban Garden Project in Kathmandu, Nepal!

The Sattya Media Arts Collective in Kathmandu, Nepal has set out to transform a vacant site into a modern adaptation of a traditional chowk, or town square. Dubbed Hariyo Chowk or “green

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Urban Farm School Opens in Asheville, North Carolina

Urban Farm School Opens in Asheville, North Carolina

Based in one of the country’s hotbeds of local food culture, the Urban Farm School just launched its first year with 100 instructors and sites in Asheville, North Carolina. The Urban Farm School is a

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Guerrilla Grafters Secretly Graft Fruit-Bearing Branches onto San Francisco Trees

Guerrilla Grafters Secretly Graft Fruit-Bearing Branches onto San Francisco Trees

We've heard of guerrilla gardening, and we've heard of grafting plants -- but guerrilla grafting? That's new to us. For the past two years, a group that calls themselves Guerrilla Grafters have been

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Lufa Farms Brings Large-Scale Rooftop Farming To Montreal

Lufa Farms Brings Large-Scale Rooftop Farming To Montreal

When designing the greenhouse, the Lufa Farms team investigated what conditions suit each type of food grown in order to maximize yield. They use a rainwater harvesting system to put a minimal burden on

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Bloot Architecture’s Kaskiosk is a Pop-Up Pizza Buffet With a Built-in Greenhouse!

Bloot Architecture’s Kaskiosk is a Pop-Up Pizza Buffet With a Built-in Greenhouse!

Bloot Architecture recently collaborated with mypizzaoven.nl to develop a kiosk-like temporary pizza buffet that comes complete with a built-in greenhouse. The design is fully sustainable; you can cook

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Grow Dat Youth Farm Brings Fresh Food and Jobs to New Orleans

Grow Dat Youth Farm Brings Fresh Food and Jobs to New Orleans

The Grow Dat Program is a social entrepreneurship that includes many local organizations, including the Tulane City Center and Clean Plate Projects. The urban agriculture project is important logistically

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Frisch vom Dach To Convert Former Berlin Malt Factory Into a Rooftop Aquaponics Farm!

Frisch vom Dach To Convert Former Berlin Malt Factory Into a Rooftop Aquaponics Farm!

Community gardens are already very popular in Berlin, but a group of agro-entrepreneurs is planning to take urban farming to the next level in the German capital. A team of three Berliners is planning to

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Food Demand to Double by 2050, Urban Agriculture to Become Increasingly Important

Food Demand to Double by 2050, Urban Agriculture to Become Increasingly Important

A new report from researchers at the University of Minnesota says that the world's food demand will double by 2050, however thankfully there is a gaping hole in their research - the team neglected to

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City Farm: South Providence’s Urban Agriculture Transformation

City Farm: South Providence’s Urban Agriculture Transformation

City Farm finds its home in the heart of South Providence. It is an area with a turbulent history of conflict and neglect. Originally a marshland, the plot has seen its history of dwellers pass through. A

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Whittier Organic Food Center is a Self-Sustaining Vertical Farm for Los Angeles

Whittier Organic Food Center is a Self-Sustaining Vertical Farm for Los Angeles

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

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Dutch Polydome Could Be Used to Provide the Majority of NYC’s Food

Dutch Polydome Could Be Used to Provide the Majority of NYC’s Food

Multidisciplinary design firm Except recently unveiled its Polydome concept for meeting the world’s skyrocketing agricultural demands. Using advanced greenhouse technology, meticulously planned crop

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Harvard Economist Claims Urban Farms Do More Harm Than Good

Harvard Economist Claims Urban Farms Do More Harm Than Good

We’ve covered a wide variety of urban agriculture projects in the past – the rooftop farm Brooklyn Grange, the Battery Conservancy’s new turkey-shaped farm, and futuristic vertical farms, to name a

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Stacked Glass Farm Is A Collection Of Urban Greenhouses in the Heart of Tokyo

Stacked Glass Farm Is A Collection Of Urban Greenhouses in the Heart of Tokyo

ON Design's Roppongi Nouen Farm in the steamy heart of Tokyo comprises a series of stacked glass cubes full of a variety of produce. This 21 square meter urban farm isn't hidden on a roof, or relegated to

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Better Food Solutions Rolling out Network of Supermarket Rooftop Greenhouses

Better Food Solutions Rolling out Network of Supermarket Rooftop Greenhouses

We’ve heard of supermarket hydroponics before: window hanging, wall-mounted, and rooftop farm concepts have been abundant over the last decade. Truthfully, though, how many have you actually seen?

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Eathouse: A Fresh, Local Take on Edible Architecture

Eathouse: A Fresh, Local Take on Edible Architecture

This amazing edible Eathouse is a literal take on urban agriculture by Stuurlui Stedenbouw and Atelier GRAS!. Spotted over at Plataforma Arquitectura, the locally-grown garden home is bursting forth with

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Mobile Smart Cart Farms Bring Urban Agriculture to Chicago Residents

Mobile Smart Cart Farms Bring Urban Agriculture to Chicago Residents

Photo by Mason Pritchett Fresh food is on the move and may be coming to a neighborhood near you – if you live in Chicago. Our friends at The Architects Newspaper tipped us off to Archeworks latest

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The Urb Garden Helps Urban Gardeners Grow Food at Home

The Urb Garden Helps Urban Gardeners Grow Food at Home

Lately it seems that everyone is fixated on food -- its production, its enhancement, its delivery and consumption, and ultimately our evolving relationship with it. Amidst this food frenzy, progressive

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Philips Design’s ‘Food Probe’ Promotes Healthy Eating With 3 Concepts

Philips Design’s ‘Food Probe’ Promotes Healthy Eating With 3 Concepts

Home Farming Pesticides. Genetic-modification. Mistreated animals. It could just about kill anyone's appetite to hear about all the horrible news about food production. Fortunately, the emerging food

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