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 

有趣城市天台農場: Brooklyn Grange Urban Rooftop Farms: Brooklyn Grange

Brooklyn-Grange

 

要說農產品年產量數一數二的城市天台農場,非紐約市的布魯克林農莊城市天台農場( Brooklyn Grange )莫屬。

Brooklyn Grange 稱得上是世界上最大規模的城市天台農場。它為地方社區提供真正有機種植的蔬菜和水果。糧食生產當然時是一個農場應該著眼的地方,這個城市天台農場在這方面更是做得相當稱職。位處布魯克林和皇后區,擁有超過兩英畝的天台種植空間,Brooklyn Grange 已售出超過40,000磅的蔬菜。

然而,這個城市天台農場為社區帶來的不止是蔬菜水果。目前農場飼養了產蛋的雞,配備了的商業蜂房,培養蜂蜜製造蜜蜂。旗下富教育性質的非牟利的農場 City Growers每季會帶著過千紐約青年參與考察和工作坊。而布魯克林這城市可算得上是國際都市農業的佼佼者。除了Brooklyn Grange,那裡還有 Eagle Street Rooftop Farm 及 Gotham Greens,其中 Gotham Greens 更是一個利用無菌溫室每年生產超過80萬噸優質農產品的城市天台農場。

Way more serious in terms of produce is the Brooklyn Grange urban rooftop farm.

Claimed to be the largest urban rooftop farm in the world, Brooklyn Grange serves the local community with real organically produced vegetables and fruits. As producing food should be the focus point of a farm, we believe that this Brooklyn initiative deserves a spot on this list. With over two acres of rooftop under cultivation in Brooklyn and Queens, Brooklyn Grange has sold over 40,000 lbs of veggies to restaurants, CSA members and the public via weekly farm stands.

But the farm has expanded beyond its mission to grow vegetables — it currently keeps egg-laying chickens and it has launched a commercial apiary, cultivating bees for their honey. The educational non-profit farm City Growers hosts thousands of New York’s youth for educational tours and workshops each season. Brooklyn, by the way, could be considered the international capital of urban farming. Besides Brooklyn Grange it also hosts the Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in Greenpoint and Gotham Greens, a rooftop farm which consists of sterile greenhouses that produce over 80 tons of premium quality produce, year-round.

Source: Go.Asia