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Shipping Container Greenhouse – Urban Farm Unit by Damien Chivialle

Since 2010, three farms have been built in Zurich, Berlin and Brussels.

DesignBoom
Feb 17, 2013

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The farm-container employs aquaponics – which combine traditional tools and means of cultivating – with contemporary high performance.

Each of the units is comprised of two cubic meters of water, flowing in a closed circuit in which fish feces are broken down by bacteria in a sewage tank, transformed into minerals which serve as fertilizer for the plants, which they filter – the water returning back to the pool of fish.

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February 18, 2013   Comments Off

Reinventing the Chicken Coop

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14 Original Designs with Step-by-Step Building Instructions

By Matthew Wolpe, Kevin McElroy
Storey Publishing
2012

Backyard chickens meet contemporary design! Matthew Wolpe and Kevin McElroy give you 14 complete building plans for chicken coops that range from the purely functional to the outrageously fabulous. One has a water-capturing roof; one is a great example of mid-century modern architecture; and another has a built-in composting system.

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‘Front to Backyard Urban Farms and Gardens’ in Los Angeles, California

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Our goal is to become a full-service urban farm and garden company

Front to Backyard Urban Farms and Gardens offers the following services: vegetable and kitchen gardens, herb gardens, container gardens, raised beds, drip irrigation, rainwater harvesting, eco-friendly lawn and yard maintenance, composting, worm composting, farm animal-sitting, raising chickens, and beekeeping. We will remove the lawn in your front or backyard and replace it with a vegetable garden. Any of the services listed below can be purchased individually, but we’re also happy to combine them into a custom-made urban farm and garden package of any size.

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