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Vertically Integrated Greenhouse

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Vertically Integrated Greenhouse in Cafe with Strawberries
By Arup Engineers, Kiss + Cathcart Architects,New York Sun Works, The Vertical Farm Project, Dickson Despommier
for The Buckminster Fuller Challenge
Abstract
The Vertically Integrated Greenhouse (VIG) combines a double-skin building facade with a hydroponic greenhouse, offering one pathway toward energy-efficient cities that can grow their own food.

strawberryverticalVertically Integrated Greenhouse in Cafe with Strawberries

By Arup Engineers, Kiss + Cathcart Architects, New York Sun Works, The Vertical Farm Project, Dickson Despommier for The Buckminster Fuller Challenge

Abstract

The Vertically Integrated Greenhouse (VIG) combines a double-skin building facade with a hydroponic greenhouse, offering one pathway toward energy-efficient cities that can grow their own food.

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December 28, 2009   Comments Off on Vertically Integrated Greenhouse

Urban foraging in London: ‘It’s day two and I’m going to die’

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Is it possible to feed yourself for a week simply with food you find growing wild – in London? Bella Bathurst takes up the urban foraging challenge

By Bella Bathhurst
The Observer
Dec. 6, 2009

Foraging is very now. On trend and magnificently seasonal, all you need is a pair of gumboots, a set of Kilner jars, and the time and inclination to preserve everything you see. There’s wine out there, and gin, and beer, soups, salads and soufflés – a whole great Waitrose of stuff all just waiting to be turned into chutney.

“Everyone,” says one wild food expert glumly, “is making jam this year.”

So why, when it all sounds such fun, should the cities be left behind?

By Bella Bathurst
The Observer,
6 December 2009

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December 28, 2009   Comments Off on Urban foraging in London: ‘It’s day two and I’m going to die’