Category — Roof Garden
ECF Farmsystems GmbH – Consulting, planning and construction of aquaponics farm systems.
By Dagmar Zindel
ECF Farm systems
ECF Aquaponics Method
In ECF aquaponic farming systems, the process of both rearing fish and growing vegetables operates as a fully integrated and complementary system. Through this course of producing high-quality fish, water is enriched with valuable nutrients that are then passed into the greenhouse, providing the plants with natural minerals and fertilizer.
April 29, 2016 No Comments
An empty Philips office block in the heart of The Hague is producing vegetables and fish on a commercial basis.
By Senay Boztas
Apr 22, 2016
This dilapidated, 1950s office block in the middle of The Hague, is growing something astonishing: on its sixth floor is a 370 sqm fish farm, while the roof has been converted to a 1,200 sqm greenhouse for vegetables, making this Europe’s largest commercial urban farm.
‘I grew up on a farm in Aberdeenshire,’ says Durno. ‘One of my jobs as a six-year-old was to pick up the milk for the morning breakfast from the dairy. The only thing I got excited about was that the cream separated. We have this disconnect with what fresh is, instead of enjoying the fact that we have a good quality, fresh product in our mouths without questioning it.’
April 26, 2016 No Comments
Micro-algae that also will be grown will be supplied to Pevig, a joint venture company in Mexico, to produce omega-3 as a nutritional supplement for humans.
By Jackie Jadrnak
April 20th, 2016
A private New Mexico company is partnering with Santa Fe Community College to build its first urban agriculture system that will yield enough food to provide vegetables and fish for more than 16,000 people.
The $6.5 million project, which will be owned and operated by Ecoponex Systems of New Mexico LLC, is expected to create 14 direct jobs and 34 construction jobs, while SFCC will host it in connection with its Biofuels Lab in the Trades and Advanced Technology Center. CEO Benjamin Brant said the community college’s national reputation for its education efforts in green technologies that are used in the system was part of the deciding factor in locating the project here.
April 25, 2016 No Comments
Our mission is ambitious, going well beyond merely bringing viticulture to the urban agriculture industry.
By Brittney Helmrich
Business News Daily Staff
April 19, 2016
Rooftop Reds is a 15,000 square-foot farm that covers a rooftop at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and we’re on track to be the first commercially viable rooftop vineyard system in the world. We aim to bring vineyards to the city, because even with the recently popularity of rooftop agriculture, roof space is still a largely untapped resource in urban environments. Greater New York is the largest urban wine market in the world and we think it deserves its own vintage. Many other urban wineries exist, but none grow their own crop or have wines that represent where they do business.
April 24, 2016 No Comments
Iron sheet farming and hanging gardens practised in Mathare and Korogocho slums are some of the urban farming techniques that are slowly adding to a raft of measures put in place to guarantee food security and nutrition in informal settlements.
By Ejidiah Wangui
Behind overlapping shanties and overcrowded streets in the slums, is a novel roof gardening project that has been feeding over 100 households while providing income to slum women struggling to make ends meet at a time when food prices especially in urban areas have been on an unprecedented highs.
The “gardens”, Wamuhu said, are mounted on top of small structures, some as small as 10 by 10 meters, which are the standard structures in the area and which accommodate on average five family members.
April 18, 2016 No Comments
“It’s the best basil we’ve ever had, and they’re able to produce it for us year-round,” says John Karangis, the executive chef at Union Square Events
By Lisa Elaine Held
Apr 12, 2016
In each of its markets, BrightFarms has partnered with major chains, like Giant and Acme, and the produce often hits shelves within 24 hours of being picked, a fact that means it’s almost guaranteed to be longer-lasting than other greens. “I want to help people eat healthier food, and making it flavorful and delicious is a big part of that,” Lightfoot says.
April 17, 2016 No Comments
Growing food in greenhouses on rooftops was not only feasible on a commercial scale, it was also an adaptive use of urban space that’s environmentally friendly, according to co-founder and CEO of Gotham Greens
By Elizabeth Arakelian
NBC New York
Apr 8, 2016
One place greenhouses are also popping up is in schools. New York Sun Works, a nonprofit, is teaching urban agriculture and has installed two rooftop greenhouses on city schools.
“It really is a new way of teaching science through the lens of urban agriculture,” said Sidsel Robards, director of development and events for Sun Works. “If we all grow the food right here in the city, what would that do to traffic patterns, population, contamination?”
April 13, 2016 Comments Off on Skies of Lettuce: Rooftop Greenhouses Sprout in Big Cities
Across centuries, villagers have been leaving farm work for the big city, but now town dwellers are becoming part-time farmers — the reverse green revolution in the happily balancing equations of Mother Nature.
By Raja Murthy, an independent journalist who shuttles between Mumbai and the Himalayas.
March 21, 2016
This Green Knight is a humble crusader fighting for the urban farming movement. He could be anyone: The boy or girl next door, a banker, a software engineer or it could even be you.
“We are farmers that live in apartments,” goes the Gotham Greens’ anthem from their 9th Avenue headquarters in New York. “We see green fields where others see rooftops. We fuel blooming communities where others fear urban decay. And we purvey the freshest produce grown on earth”.
March 29, 2016 Comments Off on Rooftop revolution begins; the Green Knight rises
Bethesda, Maryland rooftop farm to yield about 10,000 pounds of produce in 2016, up from 7,000 pounds last year
Hyper-local produce from our unique rooftop farm is now enjoyed downstairs at Jose Andres’ Jaleo Bethesda restaurant. Jaleo’s Culinary Director, Chef Ramon Martinez discusses the delicious, sustainable difference of #RooftoTableDining while preparing a tasty entree with super-fresh produce from our rooftop farm at Bethesda Row. (Must See. Mike)
Produce grown atop Equinox Fitness can be enjoyed downstairs at Jose Andres’ Jaleo restaurant location in Bethesda, Maryland.
By Sarah Borchersen-Keto
As the weather begins to warm, thoughts at Federal Realty Investment Trust’s (NYSE: FRT) Bethesda Row turn toward the development’s roof, where 7,000 square feet of growing space stand ready to cultivate a new crop of salad greens, carrots, herbs and a variety of other produce.
March 10, 2016 Comments Off on Bethesda, Maryland rooftop farm to yield about 10,000 pounds of produce in 2016, up from 7,000 pounds last year
The Raad Studio designed renderings are only conceptual and the developer is yet to file plans for the site
By Tanay Warerkar
Feb 29, 2016
Renderings for a building at the site of the former Rheingold Brewery in Bushwick reveal a rooftop farm that would have been the city’s largest, Brownstoner reports. Alas the renderings are only conceptual and developer, Read Property Group, has yet to file plans for the building that will come up at 930 Flushing Avenue.
March 6, 2016 Comments Off on New York: Imagining a Huge Rooftop Farm Atop Bushwick’s Rheingold Brewery
The secret to growing really good veg in a small space – whether in the ground or in a pot – is simple, she says: good soil, plenty of sunshine and plenty of water.
By Constance Craig-Smith
19 February 2016 |
Just a few minutes from Oxford Street, and with the giant BT Tower looming in the background, the setting could hardly be more urban, yet in her series of narrow raised beds Wendy manages to cultivate chard, garlic, onions, spinach, carrots, fennel, wild celery, salad leaves and many different types of herb.
February 29, 2016 Comments Off on Wendy Shillam grows all sorts of veg in her tiny rooftop garden in central London
How To Transform Your Roof Into A Vegetable Garden Or Farm
By Annie Novak
Penguin Random House
Feb 16, 2016
(Must see. Mike)
If you’d like to grow your own food but don’t think you have the space, look up! In urban and suburban areas across the country, farms and gardens are growing atop the rooftops of residential and commercial buildings. In this accessible guide, author Annie Novak’s passion shines as she draws on her experience as a pioneering sky-high farmer to teach best practices for raising vegetables, herbs, flowers, and trees.
February 25, 2016 Comments Off on The Rooftop Growing Guide
“We introduced something new, Queens Crisp greens. It’s really delicious and crispy, similar to frisée but without the bitterness,”
By Sadef Ali Kully
Feb 16, 2016
Baum said Gotham Greens facilities are unique because the vegetables and herbs are available year round. The Gotham Greens greenhouse is located 184-60 Jamaica Ave.
“You don’t have to buy basil from Israel during the winter—you can get lettuce from Queens,” she said.
Baum said the vegetables and herbs are available in local supermarkets from Key Food to Shop Rite, as well as from the online grocer Fresh Direct.
February 23, 2016 Comments Off on Gotham Greens opens 60,000-square-foot rooftop greenhouse facility last week in Queens, New York
Jacques Ferrier Architecture (JFA), Chartier Dalix Architectes, and SLA Landskab won the international design competition “Reinventer Paris” with the Multi-Layered City, a proposal to weave urban farming and greenery into the Boulevard Périphérique ring road. Click on image for larger file.
The Paris of tomorrow will be a whole lot greener.
By Lucy Wang
Feb 12, 2016
Launched by Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, Reinventer Paris is an urban competition that seeks to transform the way Parisians live, work, and play across 23 key sites. 23 winners were recently chosen for each of those sites, many of who include world-renowned architecture practices such as Sou Fujimoto and David Chipperfield.
February 17, 2016 Comments Off on Winner: Réinventer Paris, The Multi-Level City
“I asked the lady to serve us whatever she could manage to rustle up. She went out into the fields behind the dhaba, plucked out some radish and made us some mouthwatering mooli ka parathas.”
By Moeena Halim
Feb 11, 2016
In Mumbai, Director of Bellona Hospitality, Romil Ratra and Chef Paul Kinny have started experimenting with urban farming at Phoenix Market city in Kurla, the mall that houses the restaurant they run, Craft Deli and Bistro. While green hotel properties like the ITC group have been taking advantage of the space available to them and growing their own vegetables, Ratra’s idea of fashioning a kind of “living wall” of herbs and greens as well as growing carrots and tomatoes on the premises of their standalone is incredible if not a bit outlandish.
February 16, 2016 Comments Off on India’s city chefs are growing herbs and vegetables they use at their eateries