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