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‘Urban Hydro Project’ – food grown in a rooftop utility room

Hydroponic vegetable farm in an unused utility room on the roof of a downtown Nashville condo.

From Kickstarter:

Urban Hydro Project is an urban hydroponic farm that provides fresh, local food YEAR ROUND to people in the Nashville community. We grow lettuces, tomatoes, herbs, and other leafy greens. Here’s the catch…we’re currently only using a quarter of our grow room.

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February 19, 2013   Comments Off

Report describes the future of buildings in 2050 – includes food production

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Section of skyscraper that include food production.

Can you imagine a building that produces more resources than it consumes?

ARUP
Feb 4, 2013

Excerpt:

The building helps to optimize city-wise production, storage and consumption of everything from food and energy to water. Brought about by a concern for depleting natural resources, lack of physical space, and drastic climate change; food production systems, like green spaces, become integral elements of the sustainable smart city.

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February 19, 2013   Comments Off