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The Farmery, Raleigh, mushrooms, hydroponic growing systems, modular growing system, urban farming, farmer's market, recycled materials, shipping container, green design, sustainable design, eco-design

The Famery has successfully raised $25,000 on Kickstarter to make this project a reality, so if you live in Raleigh, you’re in for a special treat. So far they have developed two prototypes along with a proprietary modular growing system that allows the plant racks to be moved. Lightweight and mobile, these panels can be moved so that crops can be harvested through openings in the enclosures. They also save a great deal of space and insulates the shipping container.

Comprised of lean-to greenhouses attached to the sides of the shipping containers and a central greenhouse that spans the two stacks of shipping containers. Artisanal farmers in the neighborhood and others can also display their harvest, and it only requires a total space of 55 square feet. Heating is provided by combining solar water heaters with radiant heat pex tubing and cooling is provided by evaporative coolers, shade cloths and misting fans. This is a wonderful solution for both urban and rural contexts!

+ The Farmery