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Goats, Pigs And Veggies Crop Up In Urban Tokyo

A lift takes you to the Otemachi Bokujyo ("Otemachi Farm") on the 13th floor of a gleaming skyscraper. You step out into natural light streaming in from floor-to-ceiling windows. Tiny plywood picket fences in the 1,000 sq m space separate the animals from visitors. Across...

The Direct-to-Consumer Model of Montreal’s Lufa Farms

One of Canada’s largest urban farming projects, Lufa Farms is the brainchild of Mohamed Hage and Lauren Rathmell. In 2011, Hage and Rathmell opened the world’s first commercial rooftop greenhouse, a 31,000-square-foot space atop an old Montreal warehouse. They now oversee three hydroponic greenhouses,...

In Berlin, Cultivating A Taste For Plants

On the Moritzplatz, in the popular district of Kreuzberg in Berlin, a colourful crowd drops its bicycles and rushes inside the Prinzessingartenfor an exchange of exchange and sale of nutritious plants. There are also several stands of environmental protection associations. The garden appears, behind...

South African Inventor Profits From Exciting New Market

South African Claire Reid has most recently won the title of Agripreneur of the Year at the global competition, Future Agro Challenge. She is the inventor of a biodegradable seed tape which takes the hassle out of growing domestic vegetable and herb gardens. Reid’s seed...

Farms Are Growing In Kuala Lumpur

THE notion that farming is an activity that requires a huge land area has been clearly debunked as urban farming gains ground among Malaysian city dwellers. In the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Wong Min Lik has co-founded Moutou Art Space on the rooftop of a...

New York City Passes New Urban Agriculture Bill

The New York City council passed a bill today that will create the city's first centralized digital hub meant specifically for urban agriculture. This hub will be run entirely by the city and will hopefully be seen as a resource for both new and established...

Paris: An Organic Farm In An Underground Car Park

An underground parking garage may seem like a strange place to grow food, but the start-up Cycloponics has installed a farm in the second basement of a car park in Paris, Porte de la Chapelle. "The Cave", as this farm is called, grows organic...

Africa Needs Its Version Of Vertical Farms To Feed Growing Cities

Vertical farms use high tech lighting and climate controlled buildings to grow crops like leafy greens or herbs indoors while using less water and soil. Because it's a closed growing system, with controlled evaporation from plants, this farms use 95% less water than traditional farms. At...

Exploring an Alternative Dairy Farming Model in New Zealand

Earlier the farmer owner could make an income without having to milk cows every day and the young farmer could make a good income and save the surplus. After about 10 years, the sharemilker was in a position to buy a small farm. Today, just...

The Underground World Of Urban Farming In London

Under an anonymous back street in south London lies a vast underground air-raid shelter that has been turned into a pioneering urban farm supplying supermarkets and restaurants in the capital. The World War II shelter in Clapham, which could protect up to 8,000 people from...