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

The Future Kitchen is Urban Homesteading

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on StumbleUponEmail this to someoneShare on Google+
cabinet.jpg

KasKast by Marije van der Park is a cabinet for edible plants to grow. Made from scrap steel, glass from old greenhouses and a piece of used oak, the cabinet displays the art of cultivation.

Design and city farming

By Snoop
Jan 21, 2011

Excerpt:

Designers are becoming fascinated with urban farming and developing products including ‘Cultivation Cabinets’ – a cupboard in which young edible plants can be grown – such as the one by Bureau Marije van der Park and Maarten Kolk & Guss Kusters. By placing the process of growth into an interior product designers are encouraging us to bring vegetation back into our daily life.

[Read more →]

January 21, 2011   Comments Off on The Future Kitchen is Urban Homesteading

How to Grow Food in Your Polytunnel

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on StumbleUponEmail this to someoneShare on Google+
polytun.jpg

By Andy McKee and Mark Gatter
Green Books
October 22, 2010

Are you using your polytunnel to its full potential? If so, not only will it provide you with tomatoes and cucumbers in the summer, but you’ll also be harvesting fresh crops all year round, even when the ground outside is frozen. You could be harvesting sweet potatoes and late celery in November; winter radish, baby carrots and celeriac in early February; and salads leaves right through the winter. Even in the ‘hungry gap’ you’ll have a choice of new potatoes, pak choi, broad beans, peas, tender cabbages, cauliflower, beetroot and more.

[Read more →]

January 21, 2011   1 Comment