Farming – Urban Gardening


Massive Living Wall Palace Hotel, London

Source: earthtechling.com Published: August 21, 2013 By Beth Buczynski After that story about cities most vulnerable to coastal flooding hit the internet, it seems like everyone has water on the brain. But sea level rise isn’t the only thing that buries cities...

Growing Shiitake Mushrooms is Easier Than You Think

Source: realfarmacy.com Published: July 12, 2013 Did you know that shiitakes are easy to grow in the home garden? Well they are and they only require a few items beyond the spawn (seeds).  But before you jump into the fungus business, there are a few things you will...

Vertical ‘Pinkhouses:’ The Future of Urban Farming?

Source: npr.org Published: May 21, 2013 This “pinkhouse” at Caliber Biotherapeutics in Bryan, Texas, grows 2.2 million plants under the glow of blue and red LEDs. Courtesy of Caliber Therapeutics Michaeleen Doucleff The idea of vertical farming is all the...

FreshWall – Eat, Breathe and Enjoy the Nature

Source: indiegogo.com Published: April 9, 2013 Niko Järvinen 1 Campaign | Jyväskylä, Finland Grow your own food and make your indoor air cleaner with FreshWall – vertically, year round with near zero maintenance. And it looks awesome! See FreshWall video at...

Shanghai Organic Farm Made From 78 Recycled Shipping Containers

Source: earthtechling.com Published: January 9, 2013 By Randy Woods Another day, another shipping container reuse, right? That’s how it seems sometimes with a lot of architecture firms that want to play with these modular boxes like they were pieces of Lego. While...

Mexico City’s Rooftop Gardens

Source: mcclatchydc.com Published: October 31, 2012 In a program begun five years ago, Mexico City’s municipal government has given grants to 3,080 families to build gardens on their rooftops, sometimes sheltered by simple greenhouses to protect from nightly mountain...

Bee Boulevard: An Urban Corridor Becomes A Haven for Native Pollinators

Source: grist.org Published: September 19, 2012 By Claire Thompson Sarah Bergmann does not see herself as a political artist. Promoting social causes, raising awareness — that stuff doesn’t appeal to her. But she likes asking questions. Doing so, she says, “allows me...