Category Archives: Rooftop growing

High density high tech urban ag coming on strong

High density high tech urban ag is a growing solution to the problems of accessing fresh food year-round, with minimal water and waste. Think 5-mile diet. Advertisements

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Is urban food production ever economically sustainable?

Find out at my new talk on the economic sustainability of local at the Stone Soup Festival 3 pm May 11 at Britannia Community Centre on Commercial Drive. I’ll be looking at rooftop growing, new market niches for entrepreneurs, vertical … Continue reading

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Eat Up: Getting high with local food

Rooftop growing is exploding everywhere. Some cities now allow owners to exceed height restrictions if they’re growing food on their roofs. Many of these are hydroponic, as in Vancouver’s Alterrus rooftop greenhouse on the unused top floor of a downtown … Continue reading

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“Vegetative tower” with shared kitchen promised

“Vegetative tower” with shared kitchen, vertical farm has been proposed in a 100-storey NYC tower plan. Believe it when it’s built. There are so many fanciful ag tower projects out there, but almost none getting built or actually performing as … Continue reading

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NYC Agrictecture housing project merges hydroponics and new residences

This New York City Agrictecture housing project is the first example of commercial hydroponic agriculture integrated into a new affordable housing complex.      

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