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Reclaim your City with Seedbombs!!

Reclaim your City with Seedbombs!!

US alternative design company Greenaid have been marketing their urban ecology solutions, Seedbombs via vending machines placed in forward thinking retail establishments in the States. They have just started to make their way across the Atlantic and so far there is just one in the UK located in London’s Selfridges. The seedbombs are made from … Continue reading

Food for 9 Billion

Food for 9 Billion

As a landscape architect I take a particular professional interest in all matters pertaining to our environment and feel a sense of obligation to share whatever I come across that reflects  this. As we now have over 7 billion earth inhabitants, and are hurtling our way to 9 billion by the year 2050, it’s high … Continue reading

The World’s First Aeroponic Vegetable Garden, in an Airport

The World’s First Aeroponic Vegetable Garden, in an Airport

Chicago’s O’Hare Airport became home to the first soil-less food production unit, hoping to produce sufficient to stock many of the airport’s restaurants. Seedlings planted into nutrient rich volcanic rock modules are regularly irrigated until they are large enough to be moved into aeroponic towers that are serviced by water and light to maximise yield. … Continue reading

Urban Food Jungles

Urban Food Jungles

Further to last week’s post on Plantascrapers, more and more companies are responding to the planet’s dwindling resources and devising ways in which we can increase urban food production. Whilst AECOM did not win the Chicago Navy Pier Rejuvenation project which instead went to James Corner’s Field Operations, this did enable them to develop their Urban … Continue reading