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