Right in the heart of the city, Edible Gardens is started as a social enterprise by 3 eco-conscious musketeers who are passionate to champion “Growing Your Own Food” movement in land-scarce and import-dependent Singapore – where food safety and security are taken for granted.
Edible Gardens’s mantra: Beautiful gardens should be productive too. By providing bespoke edible gardens consultancy in tropical urban environment with post-installation sustainability, the team has more than 10 years’ of farming, award-winning design and construction experience. The understand farming & subscribe to sustainable natural growing methods, resource recycling and waste minimisation.
The architects of Olson Kundig have built a small mushroom farm in the storefront of their studio in Seattle. Mushrooms are growing on the left-overs of the cities thriving coffee culture. Olson Kundig’s installation is meant to be a home growing gallery for urban experimentation, as Unconsumption explains. It connects the beauty of the mushroom cultivation with the urban home growing trend.
The Mushroom Farm project reacts on the coffee culture that explodes in Seattle and in almost every other city in the world. Coffee waste is very nutrient-rich and forms the perfect fertilizer for this indoor mushroom farm. The center of the micro farm consists of an impressive mushroom-growing tent constructed out of salvaged plywood and plastic.
蘑菇養殖正成為一個新的城市熱話，於家居耕種農趨勢中佔了相當重要的位置。阿姆斯特丹的當代藝術機構Mediamatic 曾經主辦了一個關於約蘑菇和它們的成長過程的有趣展覽，人們被邀請到會場養殖他們的香菇。但蘑菇在城市的功用才不止於此。在TED的講座裡，真菌學家 Paul Stamets 解釋了為什麼蘑菇能拯救世界。如欲了解更多，請按此 。
Mushroom farming is becoming a new urban hype as part of a wider home farming trend. The Amsterdam-based contemporary art institute Mediamatic has hosted an interesting exhibition about mushrooms and their growing process. People were invited to cultivate their own shiitake mushrooms during the expo. But mushrooms can do more to the city. In his TED talk, mycologist and author Paul Stamets explains why mushrooms can save the world. Click here to check it out.
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.