Wednesday, August 16, 2017

City Agriculture - August 16, 2017

Lufa Farms - three rooftop soil-less farms to feed 2% of Montreal

IGA Extra Famille Duchemin in Saint-Laurent, a borough of Montreal which is pushing green roofs, now claims to be the first grocery store in Canada to sell produce grown on its own roof
Urban farmer in Detroit

City Tree - "binds harmful particulate matter, nitrogen oxides and CO2, matching the enormous environmental benefits of up to 275 urban trees"

Urban Farming in Sacramento

Urban agriculture design for Romainville, France
hat tip Greg Watson

Holland’s first vertical forest

Behind the scenes at Eindhoven’s new vertical farm
And another development in Eindhoven

Vertical agriculture company Plenty gets $200 million in funding

12 Agrihoods

Drone footage of Shanghai building with space for 1000 trees

LA’s Cedars Sinai Hospital Healing Plaza Garden

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

City Agriculture - June 13, 2017

InFarm for supermarkets who want to grow their own food 
Editorial Comment:  This may be my favorite of the shipping container farms now as they seem to be thinking most seriously about reducing energy and water requirements

Forest cities to fight air pollution in China

Greenhouse for the Moon and Mars

World’s largest vertical garden in Bogata, Colombia

Hong Kong’a rooftop farms

Plenty - an indoor vertical growing system aiming for high efficiency in both input and output

Seoul’s Skygarden - urban overpass to greenspace transformation
Editorial Comment:  Seoul has also resurrected a formerly buried river:

Texas supermarket chain to grow its own produce in shipping “Growtainers"

Chinese plant factories to grow clean food in dirty cities
hat tip Fred Hapgood

Taipei “Forest Bus,” with turf-lined seats,hanging orchids and ferns that continued to run as a mode of transport from florist Alfie Lin and designer Xiao Qing-Yang 

See through garden house in Ho Chi Minh City
Editorial Comment:  Vietnamese architects and designers are doing some very good work on urban agriculture.

Google’s million square foot “Landscraper” for London - rooftop gardens over multiple storeys with “plateau,” “gardens,” and “fields” planted with strawberries, gooseberries and sage

200 square meters, 3500 kg per year production in Gaza hydroponic urban farm

Terrill:  solar weeding robot, Roomba for your garden
hat tip Michel Selva
Editorial Comment:  I, for one, welcome our new robot gardening overlords

Friday, April 21, 2017

City Agriculture - April 21, 2017

An apartment filled with plants

Daytonian in Manhattan - "The stories behind the buildings, statues and other points of interest that make Manhattan fascinating.”
Can’t have a viable city agriculture without an understanding of the buildings on the land and their histories.

MyFood smart solar backyard greenhouse with aquaponics

Ecoqube Frame - tabletop or vertical garden for micro greens

Purdue University Biowall to clean air and save energy

Starchitect Daniel Libeskind designs shyscraper with vertical garden for Toulouse, France

Buildings like trees:  Oas1s

BBC on vertical farming

100 hectare urban farming district in Shanghai

Vietnamese house which provides food for three generations of residents in Ho Chi Minh City

Hanoi house with plants to clean polluted air

First vertical farm in the Netherlands

City Agriculture - March 3, 2017

Floating gardens for the Chicago River

Skyville, Singapore - high-rise with each home sharing a sheltered community garden terrace

Rooftop garden in Tel-Aviv’s Dizengoff Center, the first shopping mall ever built in Israel, with vegetables sold on the honor system and the garden also serves as a classroom for classes on urban agriculture

MIT Open Agriculture’s "Food Computer,” open source food production

14 story apartment building in Brisbane, AU with a vertical forest

Urban farm incubator from Kimbal Musk, brother of Elon Musk

ReGen Village designed to produce all its own food and energy

Urban farm in Moscow, Russia teaches children how to grow their own food

Forest cities for China

Herbert - wall garden system

Thursday, December 15, 2016

City Agriculture - December 15, 2016

Guizhou – Mountain Forest Hotel:  a vertical forest hotel so green that it may also purify the surrounding air

Paris “Mille Arbres” or Thousand Trees building with an urban park on the ground and a forest in the sky

Vertical farming and urban ag tech article—A-Love-Story

Living wall in London for construction site

Regenerative villages

Amsterdam - redesigning Amsterdam for urban agriculture and more

Artisan Moss - moss for green walls - I wonder if they are doing edible mosses too

Mississauga Food Bank starts an aquaponics food farm

Living Food Bank - their first is in Haiti at the Northwest Haiti Christian Mission in St. Louis Du Nord

Agora Gardens in Taipei - a green building that absorbs CO2

Michigan Urban Farming Initiative - America’s First Sustainable Urban Agrihood is "two-acre urban garden, a 200-tree fruit orchard, a children’s sensory garden, and more. Annually, the urban garden provides fresh, free produce to about 2,000 households within two square miles of the farm."

Mobile greenhouse for urban farming

Sunday, October 23, 2016

City Agriculture - October 23, 2016

A rooftop wheat field grows in Chicago

Pre-fab green building for “live-work” development in Berlin

Farms for nursery schools in the Netherlands

Kim Holleman’s mobile park in one trailer or as a trailer park, now in new smaller model with aquaponics

Autonomous traveling garden:  Hortum machina B

A jungle for Pudong airport lounge to relax passengers and purify air

Paris passes new law allowing anyone to plant an urban garden within the city’s limits:  on walls, in boxes, on rooftops, under trees, or on fences. "Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo’s goal is to create 100 hectares of living walls and green roofs by the year 2020, with one third of that greenery dedicated to agriculture.”

Taiga Tower a “smart” indoor garden with a multilevel form factor

Jellyfish greenhouses purify air and water while growing food

We Over Me Farm - Dallas TX Paul Quinn College converted its football field to a farm to provide work, funds, and foods to its students and to donates 10% of the harvest to its community which is a recognized food desert

Chlorella oxygen pod

Target beginning in-store vertical farms

Sunday, September 25, 2016

City Agriculture - September 25, 2016

NYC Farm condo for the High Line?

NYC World’s Fair NY State Pavilion reimagined as greenhouse bubble

LEED for vertical farms

Tulsa, OK's urban farming to reduce food deserts

Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Planning for Parks and Urban Forests in Los Angeles County
hat tip Gil Friend
Editorial Comment:  My observation from years of listening to major journalists talk at Harvard’s Shorenstein is that sometimes there are also people who can’t see the forest for the leaves.

Mobile green living room touring Europe

3 “forests” for London Design Festival

Fruit walls and urban farming in the 1600s

Proposal for Brussels Botanic Center renovation as plant-covered and smog fighting building

Spherical Growroom to demonstrate urban farming in Copenhagen

Agro Food Park for the “Silicon Valley of Agriculture“ in Aarhus, Denmark

The Hanging Gardens now being built in Copenhagen will allow residents to grow, buy, and sell their own vegetables without leaving the building

Editorial Comment:  Do these three links mean an eyewitness report from Denmark is necessary?

Williamsburg Brooklyn’s 15,000-square-foot public rooftop park atop the new William Vale Hotel.

Local food can go too far