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Vertical Urban Farm in San Diego by Brandon Martella

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It will produce a projected 266,796 kilograms of food every three months

By Brandon Martella
DesignBoom
March 16, 2013

Excerpt:

In response to an exponential growth in population and current trends in unsustainable food consumption, San Diego architect Brandon Martella has proposed a new high-rise building typology that integrates an expansive farm and market into the American urban landscape. The vertical farm skyscraper is an architecture that responds to a burgeoning economic and environmental issue — a problem of fruit and vegetable supply not meeting the 320+ kilogram per person demand in the United States.

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March 25, 2013   1 Comment

Brooklyn’s El Jardin del Pueblo Transforms an Empty Lot into an Urban Farm

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“The People’s Garden” with a mantra that proudly proclaims “Our Work is our Food.”

By Sherrell Dorsey
Inhabitat
02/15/13

Excerpt:

Residents in East New York, Brooklyn have a new place to shop for their eggs without having to step foot inside of a grocery store or bodega. Instead, members of the recently unveiled El Jardin del Pueblo – a community garden project spearheaded by GrowNYC – can pick up fresh, organic eggs directly from one of the 25 donated heirloom chickens that have made a home in the newly established garden.

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March 25, 2013   Comments Off on Brooklyn’s El Jardin del Pueblo Transforms an Empty Lot into an Urban Farm