Tag: agriculture

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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…

DRONE FARMING

The idea of a drone being used solely for spying remains a stereotype. These flying robots have shifted beyond such descriptions and are quickly becoming more and more integrated into our everyday lives. Take ‘farming’ for instance. Over the last…

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Dragonfly

Belgian firm Vincent Callebaut Architectures have designed a vertical farm based on the wings of a dragonfly. Located along the East river at the South edge of Roosevelt island in New York City. The tower is a true ‘living organism’…