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‘Louisville Grows’ in Louisville, Kentucky

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Between 2009 and 2011, Louisville Grows assisted with the creation of 13 community gardens

By Valerie Magnuson
The Voice Tribune

Excerpt:

Between 2009 and 2011, Louisville Grows assisted with the creation of 13 community gardens across Metro Louisville with a focus on food-insecure neighborhoods in West Louisville. In late 2011, Louisville Grows worked with Metro Council District 5 to develop a vision for a five-acre mixed-use agricultural site called the People’s Garden located at 409 Northwestern Pkwy., which today houses 6,000 square-feet of greenhouse space, a one-acre market garden, a 20-member community garden, a large fruit orchard and a children’s educational garden.

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March 8, 2016   Comments Off on ‘Louisville Grows’ in Louisville, Kentucky

Bios Urn, a biodegradable urn designed to convert you into a tree after you die.

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The Bios Incube has been designed for city dwellers with limited access to natural land, those seeking an alternative to traditional burials, and for people who want to meaningfully connect with their loved ones who have passed away.

From Kickstarter:

After several years of working on the Bios Urn – a biodegradable urn designed to turn you into a tree after you die, – our team has designed a new product that will help us bring the Bios Urn to more people, creating a meaningful experience for us, and the environment.

Bios Incube is the first system that lets you plant your Bios Urn close to you, and combines the insights of tree growth with data from its environment. Depending on the type of tree, the Bios Incube will water it accordingly.

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March 8, 2016   Comments Off on Bios Urn, a biodegradable urn designed to convert you into a tree after you die.

Urban Farm Pod’s brilliant plug-in ecology could revolutionize urban farming

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Described as a “living cabin,” this inhabitable capsule follows the principle of Agronomy to allow urban nuclear families to grow their own food, while simultaneously producing energy.

By Lucy Wan
Inhabit
Mar 1, 2016

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Like much of Terreform ONE’s work, the Urban Farm Pod explores the concept of living architecture by using active biological processes to build furniture. Built in the shape of a rotegrity sphere, the robotically milled pod was constructed from reclaimed flat-packed materials folded into parametrically designed flower-like shapes. Each pod panel contains two types of planters: the central gravity-fed planter that grows more traditional plants, like wheat grass and tomatoes; and the three secondary planters that surround the central pot and are used to grow cell culture or micropropagation.

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March 8, 2016   Comments Off on Urban Farm Pod’s brilliant plug-in ecology could revolutionize urban farming