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

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

City Agriculture - August 9, 2016

Handy-pods:  wetland plants to filter human waste in floating villages

SF Golden Bridge School redesigned for urban farming for grades K-8

Seattle’s Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands - 20,000 pounds of fresh food, 5000 meals, and training for 3,600 Rainier Valley residents per year.

Top 10 USA cities for urban farming (Boston is #2)

NYC’s tallest green wall

A green freeway proposal for LA

Guangzhou’s Parc Central

Jet Blue’s potato farm at JFK Airport
24 minute video tour:

Infinite Green sculpture in Wroclaw, Poland

NYC’s Swale floating food forest now in operation

Turin, Italy mayor proposes a vegetarian city

LIAR Living Architecture
"This project will develop blocks able to extract resources from sunlight, waste water and air. The bricks are able to fit together and create ‘bioreactor walls’ which could then be incorporated in housing, public buildings and office spaces.”

Sunday, May 22, 2016

City Agriculture - May 23, 2016

Skyfarm - modular vertical grow structure

AccorHotels, which includes Sofitel, Novotel and Motel 6, plans 1000 hotel vegetable gardens by 2020

Renderings versus reality for tree-covered skyscrapers

Tokyo green tower Toranomon project

Floating food forest for NYC

Urban cricket farm

Farm from a Box - shipping container kit for 2 acre farm
Freight Farms does an enclosed system shipping container food production system

Planton Movil - a walking forest that peacefully claims its place and respect in the city by linking art and social change. Since 2010 in Lima, Peru, people from different disciplines and backgrounds have come together to help create and maintain sustainable public green areas

Current Extent and Future Capacity of Urban Gardening

Parisian vertical farm

Urban tree farms for six cities

Sunday, April 10, 2016

City Agriculture - April 10, 2016

Stockholm’s new City Districts Environmental and Planning Offices will be a greenhouse - full proposal (in Swedish but the pictures tell a story)

Plug-in ecology urban farm pod

Nursery Fields Forever - farming for preschoolers

Hong Kong food growing arcology towers

OxyGen green roofed garden building for Paris business district

Floating Fields - a factory recycled into a multi-ecology growing system

Infarm - modular vertical grow spaces for supermarkets and homes

Farm Follows Function - a comic book on transforming NYC’s MetLife Building into a vertical farm

Ikea indoor garden

Ecoqube desktop aquaponics device

Energaia - growing spirulina algae on a Bangkok rooftop

Thursday, February 4, 2016

City Agriculture - February 4, 2016

Cooling towers into green communities

Aker - snap together kits for urban ag
One of the POC [Proof of Concept] ideas from COP 21

Agritecture:  "Your source for vertical farming and urban agriculture news, business, and design."

Local Roots Farms - local produce anywhere

Bell Book and Candle - NYC farm to table restaurant, rated as one of the best in the country.  "SOME ITEMS WE PRODUCE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR FROM OUR AEROPONIC ROOFTOP GARDEN LISTED BELOW:  Sage, Chive, Chervil, Cilantro, Dill, Genovese Basil, Opal Basil, Italian and Flat Leaf Parsley, Spearmint, Rosemary, 4 varieties of Nasturtium, Cheddar Cauliflower, Purple Tomatillo, Tomatillo, Japanese and Kermit Eggplant, 2 varieties of Arugula, 4 varieties of Cherry Tomato, Great White Tomato, Bibb Lettuce, Red Oak Leaf, Red Romaine, Green Romaine, Lola Rosa, Frisee, Green Crisp, Poblano Pepper, and Fennel."

SPREAD, a Japanese company, will open the world’s first robot-controlled farm in Fall 2017, producing 11 million heads of lettuce each year

Pilgrim’s Market to grow its own produce in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho

Risk of lead poisoning from urban gardening is low, new study finds

Bright Agrotech - Zip Farms, Farm Walls, and more

Urban Agriculture? Only 1 Percent Of Seattle Residents Could Eat Locally Even With All Viable Space In Use

Year round growing in Alaska

Southeast Asia's largest green development with extensive green roofs and terraces