NYC’s largest indoor green wall
Atmospheric carbon capture for C02 enhanced greenhouse growing
Food bank and community farm in Tuscon, AZ
Metropolis Farms building world’s first solar powered indoor farm in Philadelphia
Editorial Comment: Many believe that vertical farms and indoor growing are more resource-intensive than open field farming. Could be. I asked one of the principals of Freight Farm a year or so ago if they had maximized their operations for energy efficiency and was told no. This debate will continue until the indoor growers do all they can to operate as energy and resource efficiently as possible. It may be that they can become less energy and resource intensive than open field farming but we’ll have to wait awhile to be certain. Most haven’t even yet begun that process.
The Netherlands feeds the world - a tiny country is the world’s second largest food exporter
REACT home produces its own energy and food
Milan, Italy rebuilding itself as a garden city
Le Foret Urbaine - a penthouse forest in Paris
50% of NYC’s public schools now have gardens
Editorial Comment: I remember visiting NYC gardens back in the 1970s when the Green Guerrillas were just beginning and urban gardening was “new.” I remember the Purple People and Banana Kelly and the Bronx Pioneers, the small dome Buckminster Fuller helped the Brown Berets build for a garden near Houston Street on the Lower East Side. A lot of people worked long and hard to make gardens, food, growing plants part of the urban fabric and the education of our children. Thanks.
6 urban farms feeding the world
NRDC Food Studies - Food Matters: What We Waste and How We Can Expand the Amount of Food We Rescue
Community gardens help NY neighborhood heal after Hurricane Sandy
Garden bridges for rebuilding (and feeding) Mosul after ISIS
Solar smart greenhouse - solar electricity and enhanced photosynthesis