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Manchester, UK to get ‘Biospheric’ urban farm at July festival

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The Biospheric Project is transforming a derelict mill on the banks of the River Irwell into a thriving agricultural space.

Orchards, crops and a fish farm will fill the empty spaces of a former printworks as the Biospheric Foundation comes to Salford.

By Christopher Arden
The Guardian
March 1, 2013

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In the world’s first industrialised city, Vincent Walsh is hoping that Manchester will now become “the first biospheric city”, in his flagship project transforming a disused printworks in a deprived area of Salford into a state-of-the-art urban farm and research centre.

Walsh, founder and director of the Biospheric Foundation, has teamed up with Manchester International Festival as part of its 2013 programme of events, to create a project that educates communities about sustainable food production.

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Urban Vertical Garden Built From Hundreds of Recycled Soda Bottles

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Brazilian home has wall of food growing in pop bottles

By Christopher
This is Colossal
February 20, 2013

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As part of an innovative partnership called Home Sweet Home (Lar Doce Lar) between multidisciplinary design firm Rosenbaum and TV producer Luciano Huck, the teams went through dozens of Brazilian homes doing dramatic makeovers of interior and exterior spaces. On their 48th home Rosenbaum designed a pretty amazing vertical garden that was suspended in a narrow walkway just outside the house. Reponse to the garden was so huge the firm quickly released design schematics (in Portugese) detailing how to build one. A huge thanks to the team at Rosenbaum for sharing these photos with Colossal!

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A Look at Chicago’s Airport Urban Garden

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O’Hare’s Urban Garden. Photo by reallowvibe.

The airport has also been home to a handful of honeybees being tended to by urban beekeepers

By Rick Paulas
KCET
March 21, 2013

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The 928-square-foot garden, first opened last September, consists of 26 aeroponic towers that grow a variety of herbs and vegetables. The list of produce growing in the towers includes, but is not limited to, chard, basil, lettuce, edible flowers, bell peppers, and tomatoes. And just who is using these vegetables? Currently, three restaurants in the airport proper make regular treks to the garden to harvest produce for their dishes: Wolfgang Puck, Rick Bayless’s Tortas Fontera Grill, and the highly-acclaimed Wicker Park Sushi Bar.

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