Urban Farming

Hackney City Farm is a Hidden Piece of Countryside in the Heart of London

Hackney City Farm is a Hidden Piece of Countryside in the Heart of London

Goats, sheep, chickens, a donkey, and some small animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs can be spotted at London's Hackney City Farm. The farm is based at a site were many businesses used to run, ranging

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Empty Storefront in London Turned into World’s First Farm in a Shop!

Empty Storefront in London Turned into World’s First Farm in a Shop!

A group of designers in London, led by the team from Something & Son, have successfully built the world's first storefront farm inside of a shop in Hackney. They've got vegetables growing all the way

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Martín Azúa’s Furniture Creates a Cozy Home for Plants and Animals

Martín Azúa’s Furniture Creates a Cozy Home for Plants and Animals

If sustainable design is about designing to enhance our relationship with nature, then Martín Azúa's designs are the perfect example of this principle in action. The Spanish designer created 'La Vida

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Brooklyn Grange is the World’s Largest Rooftop Farm!

Brooklyn Grange is the World’s Largest Rooftop Farm!

New York City is not what comes to mind when you think of lush green farms, but these days it seems like every unused space, from stalled construction sites to abandoned basketball courts, is being

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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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LEVS Architecten’s Beautifully Restored Dutch Barn Helps Vulnerable Youngsters Find Their Way

LEVS Architecten’s Beautifully Restored Dutch Barn Helps Vulnerable Youngsters Find Their Way

The barn consists of 2 living areas for 20 people, and even has an old bell that was lovingly restored. The home was fitted with tall bay windows that let in natural light, and clad in weathered corten

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Olli Hirvonen and Mirko Ihrig’s ‘Urban Farming Tools’ Make Gardening in the City Easy

Olli Hirvonen and Mirko Ihrig’s ‘Urban Farming Tools’ Make Gardening in the City Easy

Urban farming makes sense in many ways: it's good for your health, the environment, and, since you grow your own food locally, great for your budget. However, it's not always easy to pull a wheelbarrow of

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Omar Huerta’s Solar Light Tree Concept Grows Real Plants

Omar Huerta’s Solar Light Tree Concept Grows Real Plants

These solar light trees from Milan designer Omar Huerta are not just a unique installation of solar-powered street lights. They grow actual plants on their branches, using a hydroponic system that pulls

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Winning Design Re-purposes Old Los Angeles School Into an Inspiring Urban Food Center

Winning Design Re-purposes Old Los Angeles School Into an Inspiring Urban Food Center

As more and more abandoned spaces are being repurposed for urban farming projects, Caroline Hadilaksono has taken a cue from the movement and re-imagined an old Los Angeles Elementary School as an

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Plantlab Makes the Coveted Vertical Urban Farm a Reality

Plantlab Makes the Coveted Vertical Urban Farm a Reality

The heart of the high tech system is a LED array developed by Phillips that shines infrared light, which is the optimal wavelengths for plants to use. Automated trays are stacked high with vegetables,

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A Solar-Powered Chicken Coop That Old MacDonald Would Be Proud Of

A Solar-Powered Chicken Coop That Old MacDonald Would Be Proud Of

Urban chickens have an elegant new housing option thanks to this awesome solar-powered coop we came across this week at ICFF. RAAD studio from New York City has taken a departure from its usual style to

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(F)utility Kitchen: A DIY Indoor Farm Made from IKEA Furniture

(F)utility Kitchen: A DIY Indoor Farm Made from IKEA Furniture

(F)utility Kitchen is a commentary on the current trend of DIY and urban farming. Artist Leslie Mutchler created the project as a way to cultivate edible vegetation in a confined space. The gravity-drip

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World’s Largest Rooftop Farm Kicks Off Second Growing Season in Brooklyn

World’s Largest Rooftop Farm Kicks Off Second Growing Season in Brooklyn

Did you know that the world's largest rooftop farm is located in NYC? That's right, called the Brooklyn Grange, the 40,000 square foot elevated garden is located on top of a six-story warehouse, and

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Grow Your Own Basil In The World’s Smallest Urban Garden – Plastic Bottle Caps

Grow Your Own Basil In The World’s Smallest Urban Garden – Plastic Bottle Caps

We've featured vertical gardens, rooftop gardens, urban gardens and a bevy of other kinds of gardens, but this is the first time we've ever seen teensy weensy bottlecap gardens! Spotted over at

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“Growing Cities” Transform Your Furnishings Into Farms

“Growing Cities” Transform Your Furnishings Into Farms

We've seen Farm Fountains, and the idea of fish-waste-into-fertilizer has inspired many a green design. But Growing Cities is on a mission to grow crops in every corner and nook of available urban space

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The Nogg is a Modern Prefab Pad for Your Chicken

The Nogg is a Modern Prefab Pad for Your Chicken

So we all know that eggs are incredible and edible, but trucking them thousands of miles to get to your local supermarket definitely doesn't make them very sustainable. Enter the Nogg - a beautifully

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Skycraper Farm Recycles Garbage into Edible Crops

Skycraper Farm Recycles Garbage into Edible Crops

NOTE: DESIGNER RETRACTS DESIGN Using trash to grow food isn't a new practice - composting, anyone? But this massive vertical bio-recycling plant brings the idea to a new level. Called the Bio-Diversity

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1800′s Puerto Rican Home Revisioned as Green-Roofed Urban Space

1800′s Puerto Rican Home Revisioned as Green-Roofed Urban Space

Perhaps the greenest home is the one already built. A couple in the city of San Juan, Puerto Rico took this to heart when they renovated an abandoned early eightieth-century home and transformed it into

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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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Bug-Like Urban Gardens Filter Water and Air in Skyscrapers

Bug-Like Urban Gardens Filter Water and Air in Skyscrapers

Watch out -- swarms of gigantic bugs are invading the city and may be coming soon to a rooftop near you! Designer Natalie Jeremijenk has conceived of a series of bug-like urban gardens that are

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An Urban Farm Sprouts in the Heart of Shenzhen

An Urban Farm Sprouts in the Heart of Shenzhen

An urban farm was recently planted right in the heart of downtown Shenzhen, China as part of the Shenzhen & Hong Kong Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture. The installation, called Landgrab City, is a

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MetaboliCity Aims to Grow Sustainable Food Systems

MetaboliCity Aims to Grow Sustainable Food Systems

Combining methods for urban farming with design thinking, MetaboliCity is a design-research project by Loop.pH that explores how designers can help create models for sustainable urban food creation. Set

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Big Box Agriculture Transforms Grocers Into Growers

Big Box Agriculture Transforms Grocers Into Growers

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

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Inter Estates: Freeways Turned Cash Making Farm Neighborhoods

Inter Estates: Freeways Turned Cash Making Farm Neighborhoods

What if we could take our huge chunks of boring, bland freeway shoulder and turn them into energy, food and big bucks? That's what this finalist in our Reburbia Competition to redesign the suburbs

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Truck Farm is a Roving Veggiemobile

Truck Farm is a Roving Veggiemobile

“How do you grow your own food in the big city if you ain’t got no land?” Easy – do what these Brooklynites did and start a Truck Farm! True, you don’t usually think

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The Roof, the Roof, the Roof is a Farm!

The Roof, the Roof, the Roof is a Farm!

Like the rest of the Inhabitat crew, I get to spend a good part of my day ogling the finest futuristic farming fantasies that the interwebs have to offer. From towering vertical agriscrapes to

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Window Farms: An experiment in urban agriculture

Window Farms: An experiment in urban agriculture

Gardening enthusiasts living in cities will certainly cheer for Britta Riley and Rebecca Bray’s Window Farms experiment. The artist-in-residence duo at Eyebeam have teamed up to develop a DIY system

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The Incredible Edible House of the Future

The Incredible Edible House of the Future

Will the house of the future be centered around growing our own food? That’s part of what the Wall Street Journal attempted to find out this week in their feature, “The Green House of the

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