Thursday, December 24, 2015

City Agriculture - December 24, 2015 - Happy Merry New and Bah Humbug Edition

Homefarm - a conceptual proposal for the next generation of urban retirement housing. It presents a living and farming typology for Singapore (or elsewhere) that combines apartments and facilities for seniors with vertical urban farming
http://www.sparkarchitects.com/work/homefarm#1

Urban Algae Folly designed by ecoLogicStudio is an interactive pavilion integrating living micro-algal cultures, a built example of architecture's bio-digital future. Microalgae, in this instance Spirulina, are exceptional photosynthetic machines; they contain nutrients that are fundamental to the human body, such as minerals and vegetable proteins; microalgae also oxygenate the air and can absorb CO2 from the urban atmosphere ten times more effectively than large trees.
http://www.ecologicstudio.com/v2/project.php?idcat=3&idsubcat=71&idproj=147

Tinyfield Roofhop Farm grows organic hops for craft breweries in Brooklyn, NY
http://tinyfield.farm

Gangster gardeners in South LA
http://www.ryot.org/trailer-documentary-follows-gangster-gardeners-as-they-beautify-one-of-americas-most-dangerous-neighborhoods/945185

Washington DC building mobile urban farms
http://wamu.org/programs/metro_connection/15/11/13/are_urban_farms_a_good_use_of_space_in_dc

From Mumbai:  Urban Farming & Gardening Goes Online With ‘Ugaoo.com’ 
http://businessworld.in/article/Urban-Farming-Gardening-Goes-Online-With-Ugaoo-com-/15-12-2015-89392/

Flat pack pop up urban garden
http://www.discovery.com/dscovrd/tech/flat-packed-gardens-pop-up-for-urban-farming/

Detroit urban ag startup growing insects
http://www.modeldmedia.com/startupnews/detroitentodetroit102715.aspx

Urban farming data collection toolkit, now in use in over 40 cities
https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/community-garden-database-urban-farming-toolkit

Renting chickens and bees
http://www.timescolonist.com/business/urban-farm-popularity-spawns-rentals-of-chickens-bee-hives-1.2113841

UrbanFarmers' 14,000 square-foot urban rooftop farm in The Hague will be the largest in Europe
http://www.greenhousegrower.com/structures-equipment/europes-largest-rooftop-farm-underway-scheduled-to-open-in-january/

American Society of Landscape Architects on The Edible City
https://www.asla.org/sustainablelandscapes/vid_urbanag.html

Monday, November 16, 2015

City Agriculture - November 16, 2015

Roof garden connecting across three apartment buildings in Hanoi
http://www.designboom.com/architecture/vo-trong-nghia-diamond-lotus-residences-ho-minh-city-vietnam-09-28-2015/

Good article on ballpark gardens, going back to tomatoes at Shea Stadium in 1969
http://gardenculturemagazine.com/growology/soil-and-organics/major-league-rooftop-farms 

Infinite Green living sculpture
http://inhabitat.com/the-infinite-green-is-a-living-looping-sculpture-covered-in-over-3000-plants/

Guerrilla Grafters - The [Guerrilla Grafters] graft fruit bearing branches onto non-fruit bearing, ornamental fruit trees.
http://www.guerrillagrafters.org

Stockholm residential development with trees and gardens - evidence of a new architectural trend?
http://www.dezeen.com/2015/10/06/bjarke-ingels-group-big-79-park-residential-development-architecture-stockholm-sweden-cedar-wood/

Global collaborate on food networks interoperability
https://github.com/ouisharelabs/food-dashboard/issues/1

BBC video report on Japanese office building that grows food
http://www.bbc.com/specialfeatures/horizonsbusiness/seriesfive/episode-13-frontier-farms/?vid=p036kfcf

Bangkok townhouse with 25 foot tall vertical garden
http://www.archdaily.com/776070/feature-house-apostrophys

Kitchen Community - restaurants to school gardens with Elon Musk's brother
https://thekitchencommunity.org/about-us/

Second vertical forest building planned for Lausanne, Switzerland
http://inhabitat.com/worlds-second-vertical-forest-tower-will-rise-in-switzerland/
http://www.stefanoboeriarchitetti.net/en/architecture/

Ireland's Hedge School, an informal learning space for Nature
http://www.appluse.eu/HEDGE-SCHOOL

The world´s first desktop hive for edible insects: growing growing mealworms in your kitchen!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1468268424/l-i-v-i-n-hive
[Editorial Comment:  I've grown worms to take care of my garbage for over 30 years:  https://youtu.be/iMe9ssId0Bk ]

Flatpack urban farm
https://collectively.org/en/article/human-habitat-the-flatpack-urban-farm/

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

City Agriculture - September 22, 2015

Atlanta homeless shelter rooftop farm 
http://atlantaprogressivenews.com/2015/05/17/task-force-shelter-producing-pounds-of-veggies-on-rooftop-garden/

City trees and health mapping app from Portland State University, funded by the U.S. Forest Service
http://map.treesandhealth.org

Urban Permablitz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTv3M-gu05k

2nd Annual Food+City Challenge Prize (formerly known as the Food Lab at The University of Texas) open to anyone, anywhere with a great idea that will improve how our food system operates.  Submissions open Tues, 9/1 and run through 10/15. Go to
http://www.foodandcity.org/challenge-prize/

SF's Neighborhood Vineyard Project
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/aug/27/can-san-francisco-establish-its-first-urban-vineyard-since-the-19th-century

The Cannery in Davis, CA - a farm to table community development
http://livecannerydavis.com

Sustainable restaurant on a rooftop farm in Copenhagen
http://www.treehugger.com/travel/worlds-most-sustainable-eatery-rooftop-copenhagen.html
http://www.cleansimplelocal.com

Re-Nuble - urban metabollism and local food
http://cleantechnica.com/2015/09/03/reducing-urban-metabolism-with-re-nuble/
http://www.re-nuble.com/

Pop-up urban farm in Norway
http://www.growlab.no/work/work-bygard

Plant This Movie - urban farming around the world, from the incredible story of Havana, Cuba to communities of urban farmers in cities as diverse as Shanghai, Calcutta, Addis Ababa, London, and Lima.  In the US, the story focuses on New York, New Orleans, Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon.  The film is narrated by Daryl Hannah.
http://www.plantthismovie.com

The last decade of urban agriculture in Detroit
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/10-years-urban-ag-091415.aspx

Cook County Jail flower garden
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/cook-county-jail-flower-garden_55c917cbe4b0f73b20ba69c4?kvcommref=mostpopular

Can cities feed themselves?  Estimates are that 15 percent of all food in the United States is produced in a metropolitan area
http://www.agprofessional.com/news/urban-farming-can-cities-feed-themselves
https://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/7023/Cleveland-Other-Cities-Could-Produce-Most-of-Their-Food-Ohio-State-Study.htm - study by OHIO AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER shows that "by using just 80 percent of the vacant land in Cleveland, producers could grow 50 percent of the fruits and vegetables, 25 percent of the poultry and eggs, and 100 percent of the honey that the city consumes..."

GrowOnUs floating garden for food and phytoremediation on Gowanus Canal
http://inhabitat.com/nyc/floating-water-filtering-garden-pops-up-on-the-gowanus-canal/diane-balmori-with-growonus/

Research study on Chicago gardens and gentrification
http://community.bowdoin.edu/news/2015/08/in-chicago-michelle-kruk-16-researches-gardening-gentrification-link/

Short history of Detroit urban agriculture system
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/10-years-urban-ag-091415.aspx

Urban farmers around the world
http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2015/sep/18/urban-farmers-around-the-world-in-pictures

City Agriculture Compendium from July 9, 2014 to June 23, 2015

All the City Agriculture links I've collected since July 9, 2013 until June 23, 2015

July 9, 2013

Tokyo vertical gardens  http://tokyo-diy-gardening.org/category/vertical-gardens/

Rooftop gardens in Beijing and Hong Kong  http://www.theperennialplate.com/episodes/2013/01/episode-110-a-tale-of-two-rooftops/

Hong Kong rooftop garden (in Chinese)  http://www.cityfarm.hk/

Vertical forest in Milan, Italy nears completion  http://www.stefanoboeriarchitetti.net/?p=207

Green Up rooftops   http://www.avatar-architettura.it

Harvest geek or internet of things for your garden   http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2077260917/harvestgeek-brains-for-your-garden

Urban beehive design   http://design-milk.com/get-out-the-urban-beehive-by-rowan-dunford/ 

Asheville, NC urban farm school   http://ashevillage.org/program/urban-farm-school/ 

FutureTech Farm:  modular farm, "like Farmville with real plants"  http://seedstock.com/2013/01/17/startup-seeks-to-shape-future-of-urban-agriculture-with-fish-automation-and-well-designed-hardware/ 
https://www.facebook.com/FutureTechFarm

Mapping available public lots in NYC and helping groups begin projects on them  http://596acres.org

Melbourne mobile air gardens  http://inhabitat.com/airborne-worlds-first-rotating-air-gardens-debut-in-melbourne/

Tokyo business building grows food for employees on green walls   http://inhabitat.com/pasona-hq-is-an-urban-farm-that-grows-food-for-its-employees-in-tokyo/

Vertical forest office building in Vietnam  http://inhabitat.com/vo-trong-nghia-architects-to-build-vertical-forest-office-building-in-vietnam/

Affordable apartments with rooftop farm in the Bronx   http://inhabitat.com/nyc/new-arbor-house-apartment-boasts-a-massive-rooftop-farm-and-affordable-rent-in-the-bronx/

Urban farming units, greenhouses in containers   http://inhabitat.com/damien-chivialles-urban-farming-units-transform-old-shipping-containers-into-greenhouses-for-organic-produce/

London's Elephant and Castle Urban Forest   http://elephantandcastleurbanforest.com

Allston/Brighton apartment with gardens instead of parking lots    http://boingboing.net/2013/03/26/garden-apartment-redefined.html

Prefab farm and retail food store    http://www.thefarmery.com

Red Hook, NY one acre farm   http://added-value.org

Strasbourg greened building microclimate proposal    http://www.mvrdv.nl/projects/CHAISE_URBAIN/#

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July 28, 2013

Urban Factory Farming:  Industrial Agriculture Ecologies and LED Pinkhouses
According to the BBC (http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130603-city-farms-to-feed-a-hungry-world/all), "Urban agriculture has the potential to become so pervasive within our cities that by the year 2050 they may be able to provide its citizens with up to 50% of the food they consume." 

The BBC forgets that the Victory Gardens of WWII produced close to 50% of US vegetables by the end of WWII.  At that rate, if we decided to, we could be producing at least 50% of our vegetables from local urban and suburban gardeners before 2020 using only 1940s technology.

Besides the already existing community gardens and the rooftop gardens which are beginning to spring up in places like Brooklyn and Boston, vertical farming in one form or another is now happening in Japan, Korea, Singapore, the United States, and Canada. New vertical farms are planned for Milwaukee (http://www.tkwa.com/growing-power-vertical-farm/), Memphis (http://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2012/nov/7/green-girl-to-create-indoor-vertical-farm/) and Jackson Hole, Wyoming (http://www.verticalharvest.org)).

A project in Link√∂ping, Sweden (http://www.the9billion.com/2012/02/22/construction-begins-for-plantagon-vertical-farm-in-sweden/) is especially interesting as it will be an urban agriculture industrial ecology, using heat from the neighborhood of a biogas plant and an incinerator, part of the municipal district heating system. The vertical farm will use heat from waste incineration and process waste from the greenhouse to produce biogas.  

More at http://www.biorama.at/vertical-farming-in-linkoping-von-asiatischem-grunzeug-und-led-glashausern/ [in German]

Another aspect of urban agricultural industrial ecological design is illustrated at FarmedHere (http://farmedhere.com) of Bedford Park, Illinois which operates a 90,000 square-foot (8,360 square meter) indoor farm producing tilapia (freshwater fish), a variety of leafy green vegetables, and several other products.  Such combined fish and plant systems can also be used to process human or industrial wastes and even restore damaged local ecosystems as John Todd (http://www.toddecological.com) and others have shown.

Another development is controlled environment agriculture (CEA), growing specialty crops in closed systems under LED lights tuned directly to the red and blue wavelengths the plants use. These are pinkhouses rather than greenhouses.

Barry Holtz of Caliber Biotherapeutics (http://www.caliberbio.com), which grows millions of plants to make new drugs and vaccines in a 150,000-square-foot, 50 foot tall "plant factory", says "A photon is a terrible thing to waste, so we developed these lights to correctly match the photosynthesis needs of our plants. We get almost 20 percent faster growth rate and save a lot energy…. We couldn't compete with iceberg lettuce farmers, but for certain specialty crops, the economics wouldn't be so bad."
from  http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/05/21/185758529/vertical-pinkhouses-the-future-of-urban-farming
More at http://www.ledinside.com/news/2013/5/lednews_201305281350

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August 22, 2013

Living Wall in London
http://www.rubenshotel.com/about-us/the-living-wall

October 22, 2013
Greater Yield:  Series on Urban Agriculture
http://colabradio.mit.edu/introducing-greater-yield-a-series-on-urban-agriculture/

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November 5, 2013

http://www.hyperlocalmarket.com
London student's design for marketing local food

http://solefoodfarms.com
Vancouver, BC's largest urban orchard in North America 

http://inhabitat.com/shanghai-shopping-mall-sprouts-a-flourishing-urban-garden/
Shanghai urban garden in shopping mall

http://inhabitat.com/nyc/the-empire-state-building-gets-a-9100-sq-ft-green-roof-by-xero-flor/
Empire State Building's new green roof

http://inhabitat.com/wilkinson-eyres-carbon-positive-singapore-gardens-by-the-bay-wins-the-2013-riba-lubetkin-prize/
Singapore's Gardens by the Bay net positive carbon 2 hectare greenhouses

http://www.cityfarmer.info/2013/07/30/new-york-citys-first-rooftop-farm-circa-1904/
NYC's first rooftop farm at Ansonia Hotel from 1904-1906

NYC and disaster food supply
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/politics/2013/10/new-yorks-looming-food-disaster/7294/

Indoor aquaponics gardening system
http://www.aqualibrium.com

Cleveland's 66th Street Biocellar - a passive solar greenhouse on the footprint of an abandoned house
http://www.neighborhoodsolutionsinc.com/nsichateauhoughbc.htm

Austria's edible pavilion for 2015 Milan expo
http://archinect.com/news/article/85308746/edible-austrian-pavilion-for-2015-milan-expo-by-penda-alex-daxb-ck

NYC Town Square Initiative
http://www.gensleron.com/cities/2013/6/10/town-square-initiative-new-york.html

Education and Agriculture
http://vimeo.com/78133130

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January 28, 2014

http://inhabitat.com/energaia-grows-algae-for-eating-on-rooftops-in-bangkok/#more-551188
spirulina farming on Bangkok rooftops

http://www.designboom.com/architecture/vo-trong-nghia-architects-layers-plantation-for-stacking-green-01-23-2014/
Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) multi-level garden house, same architect did green kindergarten:
http://www.inhabitots.com/the-farming-kindergarten-boasts-a-rooftop-vegetable-garden-where-students-grow-their-own-food/

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130731093456.htm
CCS with desert jatropha carbon farming

http://noreturnticket.kceridon.com.
Kimi Ceridon, the Boston Metro Organizer for NOFA/Mass, is involved in local food and personal food production.  Along with her husband, she raises chickens, has two bee hives, and a 6-bed organic garden to supplement her meat, fish, grain, and vegetable CSA shares.  With so much abundance, there is ample opportunity for fermenting, canning, preserving, drying, and freezing. Kimi recently started the Master of Gastronomy program at Boston University where she is focusing on food systems and food policy.  

http://www.treehugger.com/urban-design/build-garden-city-you-have-plan-plant.html
Singapore's planned "City in a Garden"

http://www.jgdomestic.com/tour.html
http://inhabitat.com/jg-domestic-americana-restaurant-serves-up-a-living-wall-of-herbs-in-philadelphia/
Philadelphia restaurant with a wall of herbs

http://inhabitat.com/futuristic-forts-of-fanaticism-cater-to-obsessive-gardeners-fishermen-sport-buffs-car-lovers-and-computer-geeks/forts-of-fanaticism-visiondivision-2/?extend=1
Swedish vision of housing development for gardeners

http://sill-to-sill.tumblr.com
Hackney City Farm plant shop

http://inhabitat.com/newly-released-photos-show-the-bosco-verticale-vertical-forest-nearing-completion-in-milan/
Milan's vertical forest

http://www.foodfirst.org/en/AB551+urban+agriculture
CA urban land law

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March 15, 2014

Garden skyscraper project for Berlin
http://www.dezeen.com/2013/10/24/green8-twisted-skyscraper-by-agnieszka-preibisz-and-peter-sandhaus/
http://www.apcon-berlin.de/projects/projectsdetail/controller/Project/id/1/action/show/
http://petersandhaus.blogspot.de/2013/11/green8-vertical-garden-city-for-berlin.html

London underground LED "pink house" ag project
http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com/index.php?fuseaction=wanappln.projectview&upload_id=23829

O'Hare Airport's aeroponic gardens
http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/06/ohare-airports-vertical-aeroponic-garden-takes-flight/
http://www.flychicago.com/OHare/EN/AboutUs/Sustainability/Aeroponic-Garden.aspx

46 floor vertical garden to be built in Sri Lanka
http://www.clearpointresidencies.com

Growing Cities - movie about US urban gardening
http://www.growingcitiesmovie.com

Can NYC grow all its own food?
http://aeon.co/magazine/living-together/can-nyc-be-completely-self-reliant/

Flavor Orchard for Kunming, China
http://vincent.callebaut.org/page1-img-flavoursorchard.html

Hong Kong guerrilla gardeners
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/roads/2014/03/hong_kong_s_guerrilla_gardeners_how_to_grow_sweet_potatoes_and_mangoes_in.single.html

Maa-bara - low-tech, low-cost kits for aquaponics in the developing world:  grow food anywhere
http://maabara.org

Northern CA initiative to reduce food waste while promoting local ag and good nutrition
http://cropmobster.com

Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland builds a multilevel aquaponic system within an old disused mill as a modern urban farm
http://inhabitat.com/queens-university-students-turn-an-abandoned-mill-into-a-flourishing-urban-farm/

Queens University partnered with Biospheric Foundation which is also doing some other interesting things:
http://www.biosphericfoundation.com/projects/

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April 29, 2014

Second highest living wall in Medellin, Colombia
http://inhabitat.com/worlds-second-tallest-living-wall-completed-in-medellin-colombia/

Urban jungle streetview - overlay Google street map views with living walls and green roofs
http://inear.se/urbanjungle/nosupport.html

Green garden parking structure planned for Copenhagen
http://inhabitat.com/jaja-architects-reinevent-the-parking-garage-into-a-green-community-gathering-space-with-park-n-play/

Residential garden towers for Casablanca, Morocco
http://www.designboom.com/architecture/edouard-francois-the-gardens-of-anfa-morocco-03-18-2014/

Foodcloud - Irish start-up:  by app, or through the website, businesses who have registered with Foodcloud, can upload details of their surplus food and the time period in which the food can be collected.The app then automatically sends a text message to the nearest community organisation in that area.If they can use the food on offer, they accept the offer and collect it directly from the business.
http://foodcloud.ie

Japan’s railway station rooftop farms and community gardens
http://inhabitat.com/rooftop-farms-on-japanese-train-stations-serve-as-community-gardens/
http://popupcity.net/japanese-commuters-grow-veggies-on-train-station-rooftops/
http://www.soradofarm.com - in Japanese

Net zero vertical farm in Chicago
http://inhabitat.com/food-waste-fuels-vertical-farming-in-chicago/

Todmorden’s Aqua Garden
http://inhabitat.com/todmorden-uk-expands-edible-garden-initiative-with-flourishing-aqua-farm/
http://incredibleaquagarden.co.uk

Hanz Farm Detroit - large scale urban agriculture project
http://www.hantzfarmsdetroit.com/introduction.html

Vertical farm for USA pavilion at Expo Milano 2015
http://www.jamesbeard.org/blog/architecture-usa-pavilion-expo-milano

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June 18, 2014

Tallest indoor living wall in Quebec
http://inhabitat.com/the-currents-worlds-tallest-indoor-living-wall-sprouts-in-quebec-city

Green roof farm for Vietnamese kindergarteners
http://votrongnghia.com/projects/farming-kindergarten/

French Pavilion for Milan Expo 2015 grows its own food on walls and ceiling 
http://inhabitat.com/frances-2015-world-expo-pavilion-challenges-world-hunger-with-a-farm-to-table-design/french-pavilion-world-expo-2015-by-xtu-architects-3/?extend=1

Milan Expo 2015 looks like it will have a number of innovative sustainable designs for buildings, some of which will be permanent.

Falling Fruit is a giant, global, collaborative map of urban food sources - currently pointing the way to over 700 edible types (everything from fruits and nuts to water wells and dumpsters) in over half a million locations worldwide.
http://fallingfruit.org 
Crowd-funding campaign for a mobile app!
http://www.barnraiser.us/projects/fallingfruit-org-mobilize-the-urban-harvest

Ripe Near Me - "Why not have a site that allows foodies to connect with growers? Wouldn't it be cool if we could get all our fresh food from the local neighbourhood?…” - from Australia
http://www.ripenear.me

A large indoor commercial farms with LED lighting at the AmeriPlex Industrial Park in Indianapolis
http://greensensefarms.com

20,000 square foot rooftop garden planned for Brooklyn hotel
http://www.brownstoner.com/blog/2014/05/jetsons-like-design-planned-for-hotel-at-55-wythe-avenue-in-north-williamsburg/

Vertical garden house in Tokyo
http://inhabitat.com/ryue-nishiziwas-gorgeous-vertical-garden-house-grows-in-tokyo/ryue-nishizawa-vertical-garden-house-tokyo-japan/

Interview with Eric Mandu on aquaponic gardens for as internet-connected resources
http://inhabitat.com/interview-eric-mandu-on-turning-aquaponic-gardens-into-an-internet-connected-resource/

World’s largest vertical garden in Singapore
http://inhabitat.com/worlds-largest-vertical-garden-at-the-singapore-tree-house-condominium-sets-new-guinness-record/

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July 23, 2014

Fairmount - DIY green roof or garden kit 
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/239445008/fairmount-living-tiles

World’s largest indoor farm
http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/former-semiconductor-factory-becomes-worlds-largest-indoor-farm.html
http://youtu.be/985rJxlWuWk?list=PLK2LsIp0FxT9uCrMJTzo7zYJiekrQ5gNo

Antwerp 24 story tower garden neighborhood
http://www.cfmoller.com/g/Residential-tower-in-Antwerp-won-i13350.html

Modular urban farming structure
http://inhabitat.com/ova-studio-proposes-jenga-like-modular-farming-structure-to-bring-fresh-greens-to-urban-centers/

Open Food Network - crowd funded food hub to consumer network
https://openfood.com.au

Chicago’s Green Healthy Neighborhood Plan
http://www.cmap.illinois.gov/programs-and-resources/lta/ghn-chicago

Osaka’s Namba Park’s eight level rooftop gardens
http://www.jerde.com/featured/place57.html

Basel, Switzerland's modular aquaponic farming system
http://www.urbanfarmers.com
http://www.iune.zhaw.ch

Singapore’s floating high-rise farms
http://www.designboom.com/architecture/forward-thinking-architecture-japa-floating-responsive-agriculture-07-18-2014/

Food forest planted in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/edmonton-s-first-food-forest-planted-in-the-river-valley-1.2712605

Rainwater harvesting vertical garden on historic Barcelona theater (Spanish)
http://www.urbanarbolismo.es/blog/?p=2640

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August 27, 2014

Montreal’s open source mapping of wild places
https://www.facebook.com/wildcitymapping

NYC’s urban farming data collection tool kit
http://www.farmingconcrete.org/barn/data-collection-toolkit/

Video of the largest rooftop farm, Brooklyn Grange, being built - hat tip to Greg Watson
http://nationswell.com/brooklyn-grange-largest-rooftop-farm-world-video/

South Korea sky farm - hat tip Gil Friend
http://www.gizmag.com/aprilli-design-studio-urban-skyfarm/32954/

World Expo Milan:  Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life
http://www.expo2015.org/en
http://www.usapavilion2015.net - an edible wall of crops

31 Days of Urban Agriculture:  Kickstarter art project - hat tip Fred Hapgood
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lindsaycurren/31-days-of-urban-agriculture

Shipping containers as vertical farms
http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/shipping-container-repurposed-vertical-urban-farm.html

Sky Farm - 5000 square foot garden at Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis
http://land-collective.com/projects/eskenazi-health-hospital/

Vertecology - hanging garden system
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mark-scott-lavin/the-vertecology-hanging-garden-grow-food-beautiful

Farm Box Direct - home delivery of organic produce week by week
https://www.farmboxdirect.com

Falling Fruit - world map of publicly available fruit for foraging
http://fallingfruit.org

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October 21, 2014

Vertical garden at the entrance of a Barcelona restaurant -  ornamental rather than edible garden
http://www.urbanarbolismo.es/blog/?p=2856 [Spanish]

Vertical garden designs including an air conditioning and filtering system
http://www.unusualgreen.com/vertical-gardens/?lang=en

Wuhan, China mixed-use development with community gardens designed in
http://inhabitat.com/wuhan-park-place-lifestyle-project-merges-urban-farming-and-high-density-living-in-china/
http://www.5plusdesign.com/projects/?p=8888

Tokyo office building has green walls and a working farm - hat tip Helen Snively
http://www.spoon-tamago.com/2013/09/12/urban-farming-and-corporate-culture-collide-in-this-tokyo-office-building/

World’s tallest vertical garden
http://inhabitat.com/the-worlds-tallest-vertical-garden-lives-and-breathes-in-sydney/

Hanoi’s houses for trees
http://www.wired.com/2014/10/clever-idea-creating-houses-built-trees/#slide-id-1579767

Chicago’s world’s largest rooftop farm (so far)
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/10/08/urban-agriculture-grows-into-worlds-largest-rooftop-farm/

Hive Inn modular city farm - hat tip inhabitat.com
http://www.ovastudio.com/works/hive-inn™-city-farm

City Trees:  zero net energy high rises for China
http://vincent.callebaut.org/page1-img-citytrees.html

Milan, Italy’s “Bosco Verticale” is now complete
http://www.stefanoboeriarchitetti.net/en/portfolios/bosco-verticale/

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January 8, 2015

Seoul City Hall’s 7 story indoor green wall
http://inhabitat.com/7-story-indoor-green-wall-is-as-an-enormous-air-filter-for-solar-powered-seoul-city-hall/

Garden bridge over the Thames?
http://www.economist.com/news/britain/21632630-crossing-thames

Jellyfish barge, a floating garden
http://www.studiomobile.org/Jellyfish-Barge

Plantui soil-free indoor “smart” garden with an intelligent light system and automatic watering pump
http://plantui.com/products-plants/smart-gardens/

Lettuce Evolve hydroponic, aquaponic, or soil garden structure
http://lettuceevolve.com

Ecofarm starter aquaponics growing system
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1880042535/ecofarm-grow-fresh-food-with-your-own-mini-ecosyst

Jewel Changi airport for Singapore, an architectural biome from Moshe Safdie
http://www.msafdie.com/#/projects/projectjewel

Largest indoor living wall
http://www.habitathorticulture.com/gallery/foundry-square-iii/#1

Foundation for Polish Science's green wall
http://faab.pl/projekty/siedziba_fundacji_na_rzecz_nauki_polskiej__k2_131.html?lang=en

Daisy smart phone plant care app
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/digitalspring/give-your-indoor-plants-a-voice-to-stay-healthy

Agora Tower garden building for Taipei, Taiwan
http://menis.es/agora-garden-luxury-condominium/

"The Harvesting Station is an urban device designed to activate the interstitial spaces of the city and turn them productive. It can grow up to 200 plants in four square meters by keeping them protected from animals and air pollution."
http://www.conceptualdevices.com/2014/12/harvesting-station-a-reclaiming-device-for-the-interstitial-spaces-of-the-city/

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February 18, 2015

Grove Labs - home aquaponics start-up from two MIT grads
https://grovelabs.io

"Apitronics is an open platform for farm data collection. Suited to the outdoors, our system of connected sensors helps farmers monitor environmental conditions, which allows them to make more informed management decisions."
http://www.apitronics.com

Freight Farms - "The Leafy Green Machine is a complete farm-to-table system using an insulated shipping container outfitted with vertical hydroponics, high efficiency LED lights, and an automated climate control system."
http://freightfarms.com/

Vincent Callebaut's Smart City design for Paris is a series of growing walled towers 
http://vincent.callebaut.org/page1-img-parissmartcity2050.html

Renaissance Farms aquaponics farm in a container - global open source farming with each pound sold matched with a pound to the food bank
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/renaissance-farms-1-for-1-opensource-aquaponics

Masdar integrated seawater biofuel and agriculture system
http://www.masdar.ac.ae/media-section/news/item/6448-sustainable-bioenergy-research-consortium-awards-contract-to-construct-innovative-agriculture-and-energy-pilot-project-at-masdar-city

Vietnamese office complex with interwoven greenspaces
http://www.hpa.vn/srdp--iwmc-headquarters_pr113.aspx

Aqua Design Group's green walls
http://aquadesigngroup.com/green/

London Skygarden
http://skygarden.london/sky-garden

Barnraiser - agricultural crowdfunding site
https://www.barnraiser.us

Flying Garden Tower for Frankfurt Germany
http://www.coop-himmelblau.at/architecture/projects/flying-garden-tower/

Workplace Gardens - prospective and actual
http://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/office-future-will-have-you-climbing-walls.html

Root - smart countertop garden
https://www.facebook.com/ohnekafarms
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/root-a-smart-countertop-gardening-system

Swedish terrace townhouses with rooftop park
http://www.utopia.se/en/projects/hornsbruksgatan

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March 15, 2015
Robotic Urban Farm System (RUFS)
http://www.bltrobotics.com/farm.php

Green balcony pathway
http://inhabitat.com/suspended-green-pathway-is-an-unexpected-alternative-to-a-balcony/

Parisian block rehab with hanging gardens
http://www.mvrdv.nl/news/Gaite_Montparnasse/

650 foot long green roof for a Parisian lab
http://www.pargade.com/index.php/fr/les-projets/pole-de-recherche-scientifique-et-technique-de-paris-est/16

Brooklyn Cooperative alternative food production and consumption sites in an alternative supermarket proposal for Admiral's Row
http://www.presidentsmedals.com/Entry-35171
http://bldgblog.blogspot.com/2015/01/brooklyn-super-food.html

Future Growing - vertical aeroponic food farms utilizing patented Tower Garden® technology
https://futuregrowing.wordpress.com

Hong Kong farmers question high tech agricultural park
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1732187/farmers-question-plan-hi-tech-agricultural-park-hong-kong

Jackson Hole, Wyoming Vertical Greenhouse
http://www.verticalharvestjackson.com/the-greenhouse/

NYC Javits Center green roof
http://inhabitat.com/nyc/javits-centers-massive-green-roof-becomes-an-urban-bird-oasis/#more-92855

Slideshow on green roofs and living walls into fully living buildings
http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/green-architecture/green-roofs-living-walls-and-vertical-farms-are-all-morphing-living-green-buildings/

Luciano Pia's 25 Verde treehouse apartments in Turin, Italy
http://www.lucianopia.it/opere-e-progetti/2007-2012-25-green-25-verde/
http://divisare.com/projects/283279-Luciano-Pia-25-Verde

Newark NJ largest (so far) vertical farm project
http://inhabitat.com/worlds-largest-indoor-vertical-farm-will-produce-2-million-pounds-of-soil-free-food-in-newark/
http://aerofarms.com

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April 4, 2015

Tokyo vertical garden house
http://inhabitat.com/ryue-nishiziwas-gorgeous-vertical-garden-house-grows-in-tokyo/ryue-nishizawa-vertical-garden-house-tokyo-japan-3/?extend=1

Senegal, Dakar's urban agriculture - 45% of the food supply
http://www.globalissues.org/news/2012/11/26/15343

"PlantLab could grow fruit and vegetables for the entire world in a space smaller than Holland"
http://www.plantlab.nl

Epiphytic plants on skyscrapers to clean the air - Melbourne 
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/extreme-gardening-on-the-92nd-floor-of-the-eureka-tower-20150323-1m45sm.html

Lufa Farms, Montreal's original rooftop farm
http://globalnews.ca/news/1901306/lufa-farms-takes-gardening-to-a-whole-new-level/

Urban/rural food study of NYC Greenmarket coming from Cornell
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/03/20/farmers-markets-helping-rural-communities

Chinese urban farming
http://www.designboom.com:8080/architecture/new-urban-farming-in-china-3-22-2015/

Popup forest for Times Square Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/popupforest/build-a-popup-forest-in-times-square-nyc

Urban vineyard in Cleveland
http://www.growingproduce.com/fruits/grapes/from-riots-to-vineyard-a-story-of-urban-revival/

MA Food Plan
http://www.mafoodplan.org/#home

Berlin aquaponics farm
http://agri.eu/the-largest-european-urban-aquaponics-farm-openned-in-berlin-news6442.html

Seattle's City Fruit harvests nearly 14 tons of unused fruit from urban plantings
http://www.treehugger.com/lawn-garden/city-fruit-working-preserve-urban-fruit-trees-and-increase-amount-fruit-harvested-them.html

Chicken cabinet
http://www.core77.com/posts/35613/Ton-Mattons-Chicken-Cabinet
Wendorf Academy - German urban/rural ag school and laboratory
http://www.werkstattwendorf.de/WW/academy/academy.html

Drought farming:  Intertribal Gatherings sharing traditional ecological knowledge of Colorado Plateau in face of climate change
http://www.grandcanyontrust.org/intertribal-gatherings 

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May 20, 2015

The Food Keeper contains food safety and storage advice to help you maintain freshness and quality of foods - smart phone app and hardcopy
http://www.fmi.org/industry-topics/consumer-affairs/food-keeper-food-storage-database

Vertical farm in Seoul, South Korea
http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_business/686804.html

Air Orchard in Lima, Peru - water harvesting billboard farm
http://www.fastcoexist.com/3044893/this-water-harvesting-billboard-doubles-as-an-urban-farm

Chicago's fruit farm
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-urban-fruit-farm-chicago-met-20150415-story.html

Seoul city government spending 46 million U.S. dollars to establish 18-hundred vegetable gardens within a ten-minute walking distance from all homes by 2018
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=178734

FAO's urban agriculture program
http://www.fao.org/urban-agriculture/en/

Urban Skyfarm
http://www.lostateminor.com/2015/05/08/wow-this-stunning-high-rise-hydroponic-farm-has-been-designed-for-big-cities-across-the-globe/

Mobile garden in MIlan
http://www.a4a.it/installazioni-eventi/why-not-in-the-garden

Habitat 67 at 50 - Moshe Safdie's Montreal modular apartments with gardens
http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/may/13/habitat-67-montreal-expo-moshe-safdie-history-cities-50-buildings-day-35

Vertical farming in Detroit
http://www.elkharttruth.com/news/michigan/2015/05/10/Vertical-farming-spouts-in-Detroit-s-Brightmoor-district.html

Farmers Business Network - an idea that can be applied to urban agriculture too?
http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2015/05/19/google_of_agriculture_farmers_business_ventures_uses_big_data_to_empower.html

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June 23, 2015

Shopping mall Ecotopia for China?
http://vincent.callebaut.org/page1-img-woodenorchids.html

Spirulina furniture 
http://www.treehugger.com/eco-friendly-furniture/algal-spirulina-furniture-jacob-douenias-ethan-frier.html

Seedstock - "Seedstock is committed to working with government agencies, municipalities and all public sector stakeholders to insure the development of economically viable and robust local food systems across the country."
http://seedstock.com

University of the District of Columbia, the first explicitly urban land grant college
http://blogs.usda.gov/2015/06/11/bringing-the-farm-to-the-city-how-a-local-land-grant-university-is-supporting-a-different-kind-of-agriculture/

Six year study show contaminated urban soils are safe for gardening
http://www.newswise.com/articles/with-proper-care-contaminated-urban-soils-are-safe-for-gardening-study-finds

Urban Farming Is Booming in the US, but What Does It Really Yield?
http://globalvoicesonline.org/2015/06/13/urban-farming-is-booming-in-the-us-but-what-does-it-really-yield/

Urban Homesteader - upcoming Web series
http://www.theurbanhomesteader.com

Pre-teen changes lawn for garden and feeds community
http://ecowatch.com/2015/06/12/natures-path-gardens-for-good/

Brooklyn green roofed apartment
http://www.oda-architecture.com/projects/10-montieth-street-brooklyn-ny

DIY green roof in the West Village of Manhattan
http://www.core77.com/posts/38259/A-Frontier-Cabin-With-Yard-Hidden-on-a-Manhattan-Rooftop

Vegetal cities
http://www.treehugger.com/urban-design/vegetal-cities-luc-schuiten.html

Climate Hope City:  The Guardian designs an ecological future in Minecraft
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/keep-it-in-the-ground-blog/2015/jun/12/climate-hope-city-how-minecraft-can-tell-the-story-of-climate-change?CMP=dis_3167