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Artist: Trystan Mitchell, St Austell, United Kingdom

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By Trystan Mitchell
From his website

I’m an illustrator and sometime paper toy nut living and working in Cornwall and I’ve scribbled and scratched away at one surface or another ever since I realised I could do more with a crayon than chew it to a satisfying gooey pulp.

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May 31, 2016   Comments Off on Artist: Trystan Mitchell, St Austell, United Kingdom

Eindhoven, Netherlands: Lighting giant Philips has built one of the world’s largest city farming research facilities

The 234 square metres GrowWise Center, which opened last July, is developing the perfect blueprint for growing food for city dwellers all year round using sustainable and efficient techniques.

By Jessica Cheam
Eco-Business
May 27, 2016

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It also helps save resources: Where it would take 60 litres of water to produce one kilo of tomatoes in, say, a typical greenhouse production facility in Spain, the same amount of tomatoes will only require five litres of water at the GrowWise farm.

Mayor of Eindhoven, Rob van Gijzel, regards this technology – which integrates lighting, climate control, software controls, sensors and logistics in one harmonious solution – as just one of the ways smart city applications will revolutionise global food, energy, and water systems in the coming years.

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May 31, 2016   Comments Off on Eindhoven, Netherlands: Lighting giant Philips has built one of the world’s largest city farming research facilities