Ravine city

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The Toronto Ravine System, running like fingers through the city and housing diverse ecosystems, is Toronto’s defining natural feature. The artificial ravines function much like natural ravines – controlling water flow, cleansing the air as well as creating habitat and biomass. …
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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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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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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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Eethuis / Eathouse

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The Eathouse is a scaffolding structure which accommodates plastic crates which are planted with fruits and vegetables. The scaffolding forms a “house” shape, and the planted modular crates become the walls and ceiling. Because the crates are modular and the …
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Edible Estates #10 – Roma Mangia Roma

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In Edible Estates #10, Fritz Haeg has organized a farm on the rooftop of the American Academy in Rome. Using containers sourced from the the building (plastic bottles, paper cartons, cardboard boxes, etc.), and a worm bin turns food scraps …
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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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