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Studio Gang proposes net-zero school with three-acre urban farm in Chicago (complete with its own goat)

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Students will help grow breakfast and lunch for their classmates.

By Matthew Messner
The Architects Newspaper
Aug 22, 2016

Excerpt:

Perhaps the most notable of the school’s amenities is a three-acre urban farm. Along with producing its own power, the school will also produce a portion of its own food. Students will help grow breakfast and lunch for their classmates. The school believes the understanding of agriculture is an important part both of being a global citizen and of creating one’s relationship to food. Anchoring the farm is a greenhouse-barn where classes and presentations can be held for students and the community.

“The whole thing is really all about growing a power- and food-conscious community and designing a replicable system that can be used by other schools in the future,” firm founder Jeanne Gang said.

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