有趣城市天台農場: City Farm Urban Rooftop Farms: City Farm

City-Farm

坐落於日本東京市的 City Farm 天台農場有別於在歐洲和美國的天台農場。

同樣本著為地區提供糧食,City Farm 更會舉辦不同活動讓城市人了解食物的生長過程。食物的類型針對日本的飲食文化而種,例如是大米、茄子和大豆。這需要不同的養殖技術,例如大米需要在潮濕的環境下生長,天台所需要的排水和灌溉設備與西方國家的天台農場截然不同。

2012年9月1日,飯村一樹( Iimura Kazuki, Ginza Rice Farm 的創辦人)開設位處高級商住區的表參道天台農場 (Omotesando Farm)。農場提供16個塊可租用耕地,租金由每月US$ 170 至 US$250 不等。

City Farm in Tokyo sets itself apart from European and American rooftop farms.

The idea of producing local food for the community is the same and also in Tokyo activities are organized to let the urban population witness how food grows. The type of food though is slightly different and focused on the Japanese kitchen. Crops produced by City Farm includes rice, egg plants and soy beans. This requires different farming techniques. As rice grows in wet circumstances, draining and irrigating the roof will be different from Western-world rooftop farms.

On September 1st, Iimura Kazuki opened Omotesando Farm, a rooftop garden rental space in a central upscale commercial and residential district. The farm offers sixteen small plots at rents ranging from $170 to $250 per month.

Source: Go.Asia 

有趣城市天台農場: HK Farm Urban Rooftop Farms: HK Farm

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HK Farm 是一個相對較新的天台農場,而它是生存在人口密集得令人驚訝的城市﹣香港。HK Farm 成立於2012年3月,旨在讓大眾了解天台種植的價值和本地生產食品的好處。

當大部份的農場是由農民帶領, HK Farm 則是全球第一個由非業內人士發起的農場。HK Farm 的發起人及創意總監Michael Leung 來身也是做創意的,他除了主理 HK Farm 以外,同時負責HK Honey 的運作,並且是社區藝術設計平台 Shanghai Street Studios 的合伙人。Michael 對農業的興趣源於一次在紐約的經歷﹣參觀全球最大型天台農場布魯克林農莊 (Brooklyn Grange)。

受農場面積大小的限制,HK Farm 年中所生產的食物數量不多,但 HK Farm 的確是個看起來非常時尚的天台農場。

HK Farm is a relatively new farm in the amazingly dense city of Hong Kong. The farm, founded in March 2012, aims to communicate the value of rooftop farming and the benefits of locally produced food. Besides being a farm, the artistic organization behind HK Farm focuses on designing products and offering urban farming-related services in the city of Hong Kong.

While in the rest of the world farms are led by farmers, HK Farm is the first farm in the world with a creative director. Michael Leung is the founder and creative director of HK Farm. He also runs HK Honey and co-founded a community-oriented art and design platform called Shanghai Street Studios in Yau Ma Tei. Leung’s interest in agriculture started abroad when he visited other rooftop farms like the world’s largest rooftop farm, Brooklyn Grange. HK Farm is limited in size and won’t produce much food over the year, but we must admit that the farm looks very stylish, thanks to its creative director.

Source: Go.Asia 

全球五個最有趣的城市天台農場 Top 5 of The Greatest Urban Rooftop Farms

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近年,城市耕作已成為各主要國際城市的發展新趨勢。

在世界各地,大家開始意識到長期依賴進口食物並非長遠之計,繼而紛紛發掘本土生產食物的方法。但要在城市耕作絕非易事,首要問題是缺乏開放空間。城市耕作最先是在一些隨著經濟發展萎縮而有大量開放空間騰出的城市發生,如美國底特律,並利用這些被棄置的開放空間種植蔬菜。與此同時,越來越多住在人口密集城市裡(如紐約、東京和香港)的市民 感覺「自給自足」的迫切性,而在這些城市裡,唯一的空間算就是天台了。

五年前,天台農場(rooftop farms) 還只是個烏托邦,只有在電腦特效圖片上看到。現在它們著跡於世界各地,讓城市變得更綠。阿姆斯特丹網上博客 Pop-Up City 選出了全球五個最有趣的城市天台農場。

哪個天台農場真的能生產食物?它們是如何運作?如何讓城市變得更美好?

以下是前5名:
1. HK Farm (香港)
2. Brooklyn Grange (紐約,美國)
3. Dakakker (鹿特丹,荷蘭)
4. City Farm (東京,日本)
5. Lufa Farms (蒙特利爾,加拿大)

Urban farming has become one of the major international urban trends — a good reason for us to make a Top 5 of the greatest rooftop farms we’ve come across over the last years (2012).

All over the world, people feel the need to start producing their food locally again. In cities, however, this is pretty difficult due to the lack of open spaces. The urban farming movement started in cities like Detroit that face a lot of vacancy. These shrinking cities have plenty of open space to produce locally grown vegetables. Nevertheless, increasing numbers of people in dense cities like New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong feel the urgent need to grow produce in their own city. The only spaces left in these cities are rooftops.

Five years ago rooftop farms were utopian and only expressed in pictures, renderings and collages. Now they emerge all over the world, making the city greener from above. Out of all these initiatives we’ve selected five of the most interesting urban rooftop farms.

Which rooftop farms do really produce food? How are they innovative and do they make the city a better place?

Here are the top 5:
1. HK Farm (Hong Kong)
2. Brooklyn Grange (New York City)
3. Dakakker (Rotterdam)
4. City Farm (Tokyo)
5. Lufa Farms (Montreal)

 

Source: Go.Asia