New Stories From 'Urban Agriculture Notes'
Random header image... Refresh for more!

World War II Poster – plant food gardens

TheyNeedFood.jpg
Larger version here.

World War II poster promoting home gardens so that food can be sent to refugees freed from Axis regions. 1944.

April 28, 2009   Comments Off on World War II Poster – plant food gardens

London’s Mayor to plant runner beans in the shadow of City Hall

34473B29-1346-421E-B7BF-DA1100EE779B.jpg

Green Boris Johnson sends vegetables to the Tower

By Chris Gourlay
The Sunday Times
April 19, 2009

THE rooftops and open areas around some of the capital’s most famous attractions could soon be sprouting crops of vegetables under plans drawn up by Boris Johnson, the mayor of London.

His advisers hope to convert unused plots of land around the Tower of London, Marble Arch and on the roof of the Hayward gallery into public vegetable patches as a model of sustainable living. Johnson will lead the way by planting runner beans in the shadow of City Hall.

[Read more →]

April 28, 2009   Comments Off on London’s Mayor to plant runner beans in the shadow of City Hall

Chef at Vancouver’s Fairmont Waterfront hotel harvests apples

fairmontroof.jpg
Photo by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel, National Geographic

A chef at Vancouver’s Fairmont Waterfront hotel harvests apples ripening among skyscrapers. Hotel accountants say the roof garden produces fruits, vegetables, herbs, and honey worth about $16,000 annually.

One of a series of beautiful Roof Garden photos in National Geographic magazine found here.

Visit Diane Cook and Len Jenshel website here.

[Read more →]

April 28, 2009   1 Comment

Rice used to brew sake, growing on roof in Tokyo

tokyoroof.jpg
Photo by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel, National Geographic

Wasted space in the modern metropolis may become productive “farmland” thanks to advances in waterproofing green roofs. Some of the rice used to brew Japan’s popular Hakutsuru sake grows atop the company’s Tokyo office.

One of a series of beautiful Roof Garden photos in National Geographic magazine found here.

Visit Diane Cook and Len Jenshel website here.

April 28, 2009   Comments Off on Rice used to brew sake, growing on roof in Tokyo