Urban Farming

Rooftop Green Sky Growers Produce Thousands of Pounds of Fish and Veg in Florida

Rooftop Green Sky Growers Produce Thousands of Pounds of Fish and Veg in Florida

Growing fish in a contained environment produces water that is contaminated with ammonia, but when combined with hydroponics, plants filter out the polluted water, converting the ammonia into nitrates.

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ARTFARMS Buffalo Combines Public Art With Urban Farming to Solve Urban Vacancy

ARTFARMS Buffalo Combines Public Art With Urban Farming to Solve Urban Vacancy

Like the broken windows theory, ARTFARMS was created to turn around the stigma that the vacant land of the East Side of Buffalo gives to potentially interested developers. By creating a citywide project

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URBANANA is Vertical Banana Plantation That Would Bring Tropical Fruit Farming to Paris

URBANANA is Vertical Banana Plantation That Would Bring Tropical Fruit Farming to Paris

Urbanana (don't you just love the name?) is a concept for a vertical banana plantation that seeks to redefine the principles of urban agriculture in European cities like Paris. Designed by SOA Architects,

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Parking Garage Rooftop UPGarden P-Patch Almost Complete in Seattle

Parking Garage Rooftop UPGarden P-Patch Almost Complete in Seattle

UPGarden P-Patch is located on the rooftop of the Mercer parking garage on Mercer Street between 3rd and 4th Ave N. Back in 2008, Parks and Green Spaces Levy, Uptown was designated as a priority area for

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PHOTOS: The Most Delicious Green Designs at the Berlin Taste Festival

PHOTOS: The Most Delicious Green Designs at the Berlin Taste Festival

We were at Taste Festival for Berlin's duo Culinary Misfits, which through non-profit arrangements with farmers makes delicious vegetables that can't be sold because their unusual

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Luscious Vertical Gardening Curtain by Bohn and Viljoen Uses Hydroponics System to Produce Fresh Veggies

Luscious Vertical Gardening Curtain by Bohn and Viljoen Uses Hydroponics System to Produce Fresh Veggies

The Urban Agriculture Curtain is a brilliant indoor vertical gardening concept where fresh produce can be grown year-round while hanging in a window. London-based architecture studio Bohn and Viljoen

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Watch as 30 Volunteers Help Transform their Neighbor’s Lawn into an Edible Garden in One Day!

Watch as 30 Volunteers Help Transform their Neighbor’s Lawn into an Edible Garden in One Day!

Conventional lawns aren't just a symbol of conformity -- they require regular maintenance and gobble up water. In places like California, where water is scarce and it almost never rains in the summer, it

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Former School Bus Converted Into a Thriving Mobile Urban Garden

Former School Bus Converted Into a Thriving Mobile Urban Garden

Here at Inhabitat we love finding urban gardens flourishing in the most unlikely places, like this brilliant school bus turned mobile greenhouse! The Green Urban Lunch Box is a 35-foot bus in Salt Lake

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Eco-Conscious Upper East Side Hotel Grows Its Own Greens in Cape Town

Eco-Conscious Upper East Side Hotel Grows Its Own Greens in Cape Town

Assistant Food and Beverage Manager Vamana Roux told Inhabitat that these crates full of herbs and other produce comprise the first step in the hotel's food plan. They are currently investigating the

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Modular SPACEPLATES Greenhouse Mimics the Geometry of Sea Urchin Shells

Modular SPACEPLATES Greenhouse Mimics the Geometry of Sea Urchin Shells

Building on a concept first introduced by the late Danish engineer Ture Wester, the designers have created a minimalist modular system that is lightweight and self-supporting, expansive, and yet

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The Green Wheel is a NASA-Inspired Rotary Hydroponic Garden

The Green Wheel is a NASA-Inspired Rotary Hydroponic Garden

The Green Wheel by DesignLibero is a NASA-inspired rotary hydroponic garden. NASA has come up with many ideas over the years, but due to budget and time constraints a lot have been discarded. Among them

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IKEA’s Miniature Greenhouse Lets Anyone Create Their Own Indoor Garden

IKEA’s Miniature Greenhouse Lets Anyone Create Their Own Indoor Garden

Don’t have room in your yard for your own greenhouse? Never fear - Swedish retailer IKEA has a solution. Their adorable SOCKER mini greenhouse is the perfect place to raise your favorite plants, indoors

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Abandoned Food Factory to be Transformed into Chicago’s First Zero-Energy Vertical Farm!

Abandoned Food Factory to be Transformed into Chicago’s First Zero-Energy Vertical Farm!

The Plant is a large vertical farm in southeast Chicago that houses Plant Chicago and a few other food producing tenants. The city's first vertical farm was started in 2010 and is expected to be fully

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The Globe (Hedron) Is a Geodesic Greenhouse for Urban Farmers

The Globe (Hedron) Is a Geodesic Greenhouse for Urban Farmers

Predicting food shortages in the 21st century, Zurich-based UrbanFarmers AG and Conceptual Devices have teamed up to produce plans for the Globe (Hedron), a geodesic greenhouse that rests

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Kyocera Cools its Offices with Luscious, Edible Green Curtains

Kyocera Cools its Offices with Luscious, Edible Green Curtains

Japanese firm Kyocera is known for impressive eco-friendly innovations and endeavors, ranging from the development of a flexible OLED cell phone to the installation of Japan's largest solar farm — but

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Chair Farm: Werner Aisslinger Creates Chairs from Living Trees!

Chair Farm: Werner Aisslinger Creates Chairs from Living Trees!

Aisslinger's Chair Farm considers the way we consume furniture: instead of importing items for use, we can nurture and shape them ourselves and then harvest them locally instead of having them

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Freestanding Garden Tower Provides Green Space For 50 Plants to Flourish

Freestanding Garden Tower Provides Green Space For 50 Plants to Flourish

Here at Inhabitat we love bringing our green-thumbed readers revolutionary designs to help indoor gardens flourish - and that's exactly what this clever Garden Tower compact farm does. The tower

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Almere Oosterworld: MVRDV Helps Dutch Residents Design Their Own Town

Almere Oosterworld: MVRDV Helps Dutch Residents Design Their Own Town

Urban planning in the Netherlands has become somewhat predictable, resulting in cookie cutter towns that are almost too perfect. In order to diversify, Almere first began constructing individually

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PRODUCT REVIEW: Back to the Roots’ Mushroom Growing Kit is Fun But Slightly Disturbing

PRODUCT REVIEW: Back to the Roots’ Mushroom Growing Kit is Fun But Slightly Disturbing

Are our minds in the gutter or does this mushroom look a little...odd? The smaller mushrooms that popped up seem just fine, but is it us or does the ginormous one on the right look a little...

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Plantagon Breaks Ground on its First ‘Plantscraper’ Vertical Farm in Sweden!

Plantagon Breaks Ground on its First ‘Plantscraper’ Vertical Farm in Sweden!

Plantagon seems to have traded in its initial geodesic dome design for a sheer tower that both contains and showcases the plants growing inside. This prototype building will be called the International

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Edible Forest is Coming to Life in Fertile Seattle Park for Community Gardening

Edible Forest is Coming to Life in Fertile Seattle Park for Community Gardening

It may sound like something out of a fairytale, but an edible forest is taking root in a very real community in Seattle. That's right, urban permaculture projects are continuing to evolve, and the Beacon

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Decaying 17th Century Italian Farmhouse Preserved as Sustainable Public Space in Milan

Decaying 17th Century Italian Farmhouse Preserved as Sustainable Public Space in Milan

The groups see the project as a way of creating opportunities for the community to come together, supporting social inclusion. And by the look of their photo gallery they are already enjoying the open

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Urban Mushroom Farm Pops Up in Olson Kundig Architects’ Seattle Storefront

Urban Mushroom Farm Pops Up in Olson Kundig Architects’ Seattle Storefront

Each month Seattle-based Olson Kundig Architects’ studio gets a makeover and the latest installation to be unveiled is a tented experimental mushroom farm! Design team CityLab7 collaborated with the

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Turn Your Balcony into an Urban Farm with Skypots

Turn Your Balcony into an Urban Farm with Skypots

No matter how small your urban outdoor space is, it can offer a lot of unused space above your head. Skypots let you use that space to its full potential by offering a variety of simple white spheres with

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Urban Patches is a Website That Teaches and Connects Aspiring City Farmers

Urban Patches is a Website That Teaches and Connects Aspiring City Farmers

Hoping to get your own urban farm started this year but unsure where to begin? Urban Patches is a website that can help! With interviews from current, economically successful urban farmers, best

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Thousands of Vacant Houses Set to Bloom into Urban Gardens in Cleveland, Ohio

Thousands of Vacant Houses Set to Bloom into Urban Gardens in Cleveland, Ohio

So far Cleveland has flattened 6,400 homes since 2005, and another 20,000 are slated for demolition throughout the county. Replacing these dilapidated areas will be parks, yards and community gardens

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Detroit’s Urban Agriculture Movement Could Help ‘Green’ the City

Detroit’s Urban Agriculture Movement Could Help ‘Green’ the City

Often dubbed a "shrinking city", Detroit has been plagued by urban decay and is known for its vacant houses and abandoned plots of land. But in some areas local residents are reinventing the urban

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VertiCrop Processes 10,000 Plants Every 3 Days Using Vertical Hydroponic Farming

VertiCrop Processes 10,000 Plants Every 3 Days Using Vertical Hydroponic Farming

Vertical farming is one of the most innovative solutions for lowering the amount of energy, space, and water needed to grow food, but Valcent Products has taken the practice to a whole new level with

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Occupy Vacant Lots Project Constructs a Pre-Fab Shed for Urban Gardeners

Occupy Vacant Lots Project Constructs a Pre-Fab Shed for Urban Gardeners

Students at Green Mountain College (GMC) recently took on a mission to develop a shed for urban farmers that would suit the needs of the gardeners of the future. The OVaL Shed -- otherwise known as the

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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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