Tag: agriculture

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Living Tables

If you purchase a plant-filled Living Table, it will surely green-up your home! This low-maintenance planter system was designed by Habitat Horticulture who have been sensitive to producing an attractive yet manageable system that even a naïve green-fingered beginner could…

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GREEN ROOM

SPACE10 is a future-living lab and exhibition space in Copenhagen. They recently developed and are offering ‘open-source’ plans for a spherical farm pod called the ‘Growroom’. Designed by architects Mads-Ulrik Husum and Sine Lindholm, the Growroom can free people to…

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Watering Pots

Modeled after the ‘Olla’ (an ancient ceramic pot prevalent throughout North Africa) these playful absorbent clay pots from Egypt have been designed to offer water to plants for weeks on-end using gravitational force. Rami Halim, the founder of Clayola states…

Vertical Veg

Producing a total of 80 tons of veggies a year, this 10,000 m2 futuristic vertical-farm in Singapore was founded by Panasonic. The system uses LED lighting to support indoor-farming strategies that avoid many of the problems associated with the normal…

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BIODIVERSITY LOSS

In his search to reconnect with his Native American heritage, Oklahoma farmer Carl Barnes pursued old, native varieties of corn. In doing so he discovered a brilliant variety of corn now known as Glass Gem Corn that appears gem-like. This…

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GREEN UP-RISE

A ‘hybridized program’ has been inserted into a new apartment high-rise. This program contains housing residences, an art gallery, plus 10 floors of indoor farming terraces. Situated near New York City’s ‘High Line’ a design group called the ‘Weston Baker…

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Land of the Rising Farm

A growing trend in urban Japan is indoor farming. As farmland is scarce, a wide variety of herbs and greens can be cultivated in climate-controlled environments under LED lighting at home for energy efficient food production. Two Japanese farms (Indoor…

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URBAN FARM TOWER

As the density of our urban fabric ever increases (along with the number of residents), city-dwellers become further distanced from the growth of the food they consume. This distance still remains an ecological problem! However, ‘urban vertical farms’ have taken…

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HARVEST TOWER

By 2050, there will be a global additional of 3 billion more mouths to feed! It appears that the traditional farming we know today will not be able to cope with the predicted population increase. In such a case, new…

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Greens in Queens

Were in the USA! Here, Gotham Greens is helping plenty of New Yorkers stay healthy and trim via locally grown vegetables. However you’ll have to look towards the skyline if you want to catch a glimpse of them. Their new…