有趣城市天台農場: Lufa Farms Urban Rooftop Farms: Lufa Farms

Lufa-Farms

 

若從企業的角度來看具規模的養殖場地,加拿大蒙特利爾的 Lufa Farms 天台農場可謂一個相當有趣的案子。

Lufa Farms 是一個真正善用市區的條件來運作的天台農場。 Lufa Farms 天台農場位於一座兩層高的建築上,上有一個佔地 31,000平方尺的溫室。生產超過40種不同種類的農作物,溫室的創新設備更容許農場在嚴冬下繼續生產,並利用大廈本身的灑水系統進行灌溉。某些農作物需要額外的能量,而這種能量主要都是由建築物提供。Lufa Farms 天台農場目前正擴大城市耕作的規模。

Talking large-scale farming from an entrepreneurial point of view, Lufa Farms in Montreal is pretty interesting.

On top of a two-story building the farm has built a 31,000-square-foot greenhouse. Over 40 different crops are being produced year round in the rather innovative greenhouses that can even stand the snow in the Canadian winters. For watering the plants the farm uses the irrigation system of the building. For some crops produces in this greenhouses, extra energy is needed. This energy is largely provided by the building too. This way  Lufa Farms really uses the advantages of the urban conditions, which makes it a real urban rooftop farm. Lufa Farms is currently looking to expand its activities to the United States and find a way to scale urban farming.

Source: Go.Asia 

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