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Apple’s new ‘campus’ to include hundreds of fruit trees for 14,200 employees in Cupertino

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In the landscape drawing of Apple’s campus above, large plantings of Apricots (orange), Apples (yellow), Plums (purple), Cherries (pink) can be seen. See larger image here.

Apple celebrates land’s agricultural heritage on 175 acre new campus.

The landscape design will recall Cupertino’s pre-agricultural and agricultural past, serving as touchstone linking the past to the present and the future.

The visitor’s entrance is an apricot orchard. The dining terraces sit in an apple orchard. The amphitheatre is both an apricot and plum grove. And the auditorium is surrounded by cherry trees.

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March 13, 2012   1 Comment

Indonesia Berkebun, Inspired Urban Farming

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I grow sawi hijau (garden lettuce), papaya and bayam (spinach).

Written by Kusuma Dewangga
TNOL Community Journalism
13 March 2012

Excerpt:

Since the late 1960s, the influx of people from villages and small towns into Jakarta has grown each year in large numbers, estimated at a little under a million annually. Jakarta is arguably a big magnet for people dreaming of a better life, lured by the glamorous lifestyles portrayed on television soap operas. On the flip side, some city folks from bustling Jakarta are increasingly wishing for a better quality of life. Tired of spending their weekends at the mall, they are now seeking to experience the rural life. Already a common phenomenon in many cities around the world, the urban farming movement has finally taken root in Jakarta.

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March 13, 2012   1 Comment