Where do your vegees come from ?

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Where do your vegetables come from? In big cities people tend to forget where and how food is produced. The installation was an effort to bring together food consumption and production in a simple direct way. The aim of the …
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MULTIFUNCTIONAL AGRICULTURE

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The thesis develops a research project in  Rome suburbs and it takes account of an area where is expected the edification of 2 new neighborhoods for 4500 inhabitants.
We asked ourselves what …
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Evaluation du potentiel d’aménagement de serres sur les toits à Genève

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Ce mandat d’étude en cours, accordé par le service d’agriculture du canton de Genève au groupement pluridisciplinaire Agridea, Agroscope Proficrops et VWA, vise à faire une synthèse des différentes expériences de serres sur les toits et à proposer un concept …
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Edible Campus – The University of Quebec, Montreal

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Campus Comestibles is a set of four initiatives for four university campuses. Montreal students are working hard to promote urban agriculture and eventually be able to feed themselves thanks to the university’s production. The University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM) …
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Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes, Andre Viljoen, Joe Howe

This book on urban design extends and develops the widely accepted ‘compact city’ solution. It provides a design proposal for a new kind of sustainable urban landscape: Urban Agriculture. By growing food within an urban rather than exclusively rural environment, …
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Bagnolet’s Shepherd

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Gilles Amar, a young shepherd and holder of an agricultural title, had wanted to introduce farm animals in Seine-Saint-Denis, in the city of Bagnolet, where he grew up. He and his herd composed of sheep and goats move from green …
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Guerrilla Grafters: Splicing fruit-Bearing Branches Onto City Trees

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In 2013, Vancouver completed the largest urban orchard in North America. The site, a former gas station, is rented by Sole Food from the city of Vancouver for $1 per year. Situated near a train station, this once abandoned site …
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Evergreen Brick Works

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Evergreen Brick Works is a community environmental center for cutting-edge ideas, technologies, and solutions for urban sustainability. In the center of the coplex, many activities related to education, production, and distribution of local food occur daily. Additionally, the community works …
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NYC Public Access Orchard

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Newtown Pippin Restoration are reintroducing and cultivating the historically significant Newton Pippin apple tree in New York by donating trees to local community gardens, schools, environmental groups and other public spaces to ensure the trees can be publicly accessed.
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Incredible edible

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Incredible Edible is a campaign group for local food in an ex-industrial Yorkshire market town. They support and encourage a number of food related projects throughout the town some of which are located in unconventional locations such as the graveyard …
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Green thumb

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GreenThumb provides programming and material support to over 500 community gardens in New York City. Workshops, which are the access point for supplies, are held every month of the year, covering gardening basics to more advanced farming and community organizing …
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Slow food

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Slow food is a human network to defending agricultural biodiversity and supporting food and taste education. It was founded to counter the rise of fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in …
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Farming the City

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FarmingtheCity.net maps and showcases an initial 20 key city farming projects on an interactive online site. Case study information includes location, type of project (commercial, community, innovation), status (start-up, on-going, completed) and position within the developing local food system (sourcing, …
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Greenhouse Village

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Greenhouse Village is a concept that enables a complete decentralized solution for energy and water supply, waste and water treatment and recycling of nutrients through a shared system between greenhouses and homes. Dutch greenhouses account for almost 100% of the …
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Plantages de Lausanne

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The city master plan for Lausanne revealed a need for more urban garden space. To achieve this, the city identified underused spaces in dense neighborhoods across the city, and equipped them with modest infrastructure to support gardening.  Each allotment space …
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FoodTubes

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The Urban Food Tubes delivery system is a project imagined by a collaboration of engineers and academics called FoodTubes. This design repurposes the tube infrastructure in the UK, by supplying the contents of the tube for transporting groceries. The function …
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Walkley Micro Allotment Network

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Studio Polpo has worked with Transition Crookes/Walkley to develop the micro-allotment network, being piloted in the Walkley area of the city.

This initiative has created a series of small plots for growing fruit, herbs and vegetables out of currently disused …
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Foldable Greenhouse

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Daniel Schipper, a Dutch designer realized a portable and foldable greenhouse for city gardens and terrariums. The greenhouse is constructed with little to no framework of recycled plastic. The container is scaled for easy movement and relocation, can be simply …
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Farm-Fresh Foods in Vending Machines

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The Peter-und-Paul-Hof farm teamed up with the vending machine manufacturer Stuewer to dispense farm-fresh produce, including eggs, milk, cheese and sausage. Theses vending machines are located in thirteen nearby German towns in order to increase availability of such products to …
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Edible Public Space

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Edible Public Space is an experimental project of food growing in public space in Leeds. The Edible Public Space is based on providing resources for cheap and healthy food allocation within disadvantaged neighborhoods; bringing back an essential element in life of …
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EcoBox

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“ECObox is a temporary garden constructed out of recycled materials”. It is a series of self-managed projects in the La Chapelle area of northern Paris which encourage residents to get access to and critically transform temporary misused or underused spaces. …
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Brick City Urban Farms and EarthBoxes

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Brick City Urban Farms began using EarthBoxes when they created an urban farm (with the help of the newly elected mayor) on an unused parcel of land in Newark. The soil on this plot was polluted and unsuitable for growing and …
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The “Private Garden Plot Act” in Russia

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In 2003 the Russian President signed into law a further “Private Garden Plot Act” enabling Russian citizens to receive free of charge from the state, plots of land in private inheritable ownership. Sizes of the plots differ by region but …
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Civil Eats

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Civil Eats promotes critical thought about sustainable agriculture and food systems as part of building economically and socially just communities. In our efforts, we support the development of a dialog among local and national leaders about the American food system, …
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City Harvest

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Now serving New York City for 30 years, City Harvest is the world’s first food rescue organization, dedicated to feeding the city’s hungry men, women, and children.

This year, City Harvest will collect more than 38 million pounds of excess …
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Cittaslow UK

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Cittaslow towns describe themselves as unique, vibrant and prosperous. There’s an art to improving the quality of life in a town; a way in which the community comes together for the common good that generates a passion felt by residents …
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Bus Roots

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Bus Roots is a living garden planted on the roofs of city buses, an effort that rose out of New York City designer Marco Antonio Castro Cosio’s graduate thesis at NYU. The project aims to reclaim the forgotten space on …
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Boatanic

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Boatanic is a new concept in its beginning stages, led by Damian O’Sullivan and supported by the Enviu team, that plans to revolutionize urban farming.

The idea is to revive formerly active tourist boats, used to travel down city canals …
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Bag/Sack Gardens

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The slums of Nairobi house more than 60 percent of the population; Kibera slum being the second biggest. Agricultural land remains scarce and in December 2007, due to post-election violence, food prices rose by 50% in six months. The French …
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Back to Front

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Back to Front is a community organization set up to promote food growing in front gardens so that they ‘look good and taste better’.

The scheme was initially inspired by the Bangladeshi people of Leeds who often used their front …
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100-Mile Diet

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The 100-Mile Diet is a non-fiction book where the authors, Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon, recount their experiences on restricting their diet for a year to foods only grown within 100 miles of their residence. Finding little in grocery stores, …
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« Nouveaux jardins »/ Bunte Gärten

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Many refugees, asylum seekers and migrants suffer from dislocation and little social contact and the alienation can create psychological consequences.

In HEKS Neue Gärten Bern (New Gardens Bern) persons of migrational background jointly cultivate these family gardens, not only as …
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“Urban Agricultural Technicians”

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Environmental and urban planning advocate Majora Carter advises cities, foundations, universities, businesses, and communities around the world on unlocking their green-collar economic potential to benefit everyone. In 2001, she founded Sustainable South Bronx to achieve environmental justice through economically sustainable projects …
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Aquaculture in a geodesic dome

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“Ever since R. Buckminster Fuller popularized the design in the mid-20th century, there’s been something captivating about the geodesic dome. While the structure typically makes architecture lovers salivate, now it’s conquering the heart of another type of urbanist: the …
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Urban Agriculture Basel

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As a nonprofit organization , the Urban Agriculture Network Basel encourages the production of foods, herbs , flowers , livestock and medicinal plants , living in the city of Basel and the agglomeration people. In this case , the association …
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UrbanFarmers

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UrbanFarmers develops closed-loop, eco-sustainable, aquaponic production systems whose mission is to produce local food, fish and vegetables, in the city and for the city.
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Hanging Gardens of Barcelona

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The Hanging Gardens of Barcelona is a studio project by Nicola Placella and Magnus Svensson of The Why Project, headed by Winy Maas. The project explores the scale at which urban agriculture would need to occur to make Barcelona at …
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Five Boroughs Farm

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Five Borough Farm is a project headed by The Design Trust for Public Space which seeks to develop strategies to support food urbanism across New York city. Working with the growers themselves, group creates “a shared framework and tools to …
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CPULs: Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes

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Continuous Productive Urban Landscape (CPUL) is a design concept advocating the coherent introduction of interlinked productive landscapes into cities as an essential element of sustainable urban infrastructure. Central to the CPUL concept is the creation of multi-functional open urban space …
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Farming Concrete

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Farming Concrete is a research endeavor that seeks to quantify community gardens in New York City. By measuring the area of the land being farmed, the amount of food being grown, and a economic value of that food, they begin …
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Hyperlocavore

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Hyperlocavore, A Yardsharing Community, connects people who have space to grow with people who are willing to do the growing. A website allows user to search for either space or a willing garden in their area. Establishing this connection between …
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Sky Vegetables

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Sky Vegetables is an entrepreneurial business venture which constructs commercial-scale hydroponic farms on urban rooftops of 10,000 sq ft or more. Their mission is to improve the health and nutrition of city populations and provide new jobs and educational opportunities …
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Farm on Wheels

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A competition sponsored by GOOD Magazine to reinvent the farmer’s market prompted Mia Lehrer+Associates to propose a truck that deliveries fresh produce directly to communities, a la an ice cream truck.
Farm on Wheels is a bit of a misnomer …
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Edible City

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The documentary film, Edible City, explores issues and meanings surrounding food urbanism in the San Francisco Bay Area. Food security, self-sufficiency, energy costs and the development of a community around the movement of food urbanism is explored.

This film is …
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Cuisine Urbaine

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Cuisine Urbaine is a collaboration of artists and designers who developed a small mobile kitchen which resembled a vending cart. The project is aimed to act as an urban activator and catalyst of encounters, exchanges, actions, and dialogues in different …
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n55 City Farming Plant Modules Manual

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The City farming plant module is an inexpensive method to create floating plant modules using off the shelf products. Using a semi-permeable cloth, soil and a soaker hose; modular planting units can be arranged however is desired, as long as …
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Urban Farm Concepts

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Urban Farm Concepts is a two-man business that sells simple yet highly functional, small to medium coops and greenhouses.  In addition, the plan to release other urban farming products in the future.

In response to a market filled with high-priced …
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Sharecropper NYC Micro Farming

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Artist Leah Gauthier began exploring how people interact with food by building small pots from seed packages and distributing them around NYC. The artist is now using organic growing methods to plant rare and endangered heirloom vegetables and herbs, and …
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Kippen House Chicken house and roof garden

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The Kippen House is a modular chicken coop that can fit in small yards or urban spaces. In addition to the chicken roost, space along the walls and roof are used as planters for small food gardens. They are made …
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Chef’s Farm

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The “Chef’s Farm” is a small hydroponic greenhouse  that can be installed in a restaurant and can produce 20,000 heads of lettuce per year. It fits into a  kitchen and it supplies fresh vegetables on command with the utmost convenience.…
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