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Edible Gardens Enliven Industrial Properties, Accelerate Valuations

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Lara Hermanson, Co-Founder & Principal, Farscape.

Urban farms can help to attract new industrial businesses, accelerate property values, and engender camaraderie between co-workers.

By Lara Hermanson,
Co-Founder & Principal, Farmscape
Connecticut Area Development
April 2017

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Landscaping, within industrial parks, has dual problems of being both expensive and visually underwhelming. Bright green lawns need mowing and fertilizing, while water is either in too much abundance or so sparse it’s impossible to maintain decent-looking grass. Bushes and trees need to be carved into lollipop shapes and noisy blowers tidy up — right when you need to get on the phone. The results are that these outdoor spaces aren’t welcoming, let alone inspiring, to clients and employees. One solution to address all these issues is for industrial parks to introduce an “urban farm.”

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Student’s goal to produce sufficient food to make one salad per week in an apartment environment.

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Rice University team cultivates ideas for indoor farming

By David Roth
Rice University
Apr 11, 2017

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The team achieved its goal to produce sufficient food to make one salad per week for one year, all in an apartment environment. The original prototype was built last November after two months of brainstorming. It’s a much bulkier, space-consuming model and has been moved outdoors to a fenced-in area behind the OEDK. It remains overgrown with sprawling tomato plants, broccoli and Swiss chard.

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April 22, 2017   Comments Off on Student’s goal to produce sufficient food to make one salad per week in an apartment environment.