The Plant

Thema: A model of closed-loop urban food production. Beschreibung: The Plant is working to show what truly sustainable food production and economic development looks like by growing and producing food inside an repurposed industrial building. The Plant will create 125 jobs in Chicago’s economically distressed Back of the Yards neighborhood – but, remarkably, these jobs … Weiterlesen

BrightFarms

Thema: Urban agriculture. Beschreibung: As BrightFarm Systems, an urban greenhouse consultancy, we worked on a dozen farms over two years, including the rooftop greenhouse at The Manhattan School for Children, and the rooftop greenhouse at Forest Houses, an affordable housing project in the Bronx. BrightFarms’ mission is to improve the environmental impact of the food … Weiterlesen

De Ceuvel: On-land harbor rising from a polluted brownfield

Thema: Post-Industrial Land and Discarded Houseboats Transformed into a Creative Eco-Community. Beschreibung: De Ceuvel is a planned workplace for creative and social enterprises adjacent to the van Hasselt kanaal off the river IJ in Amsterdam North. The land was secured for a 10-year lease from the city of Amsterdam after a group of initiators won … Weiterlesen

L.A. Green Grounds

Thema: Growing, working, teaching: changing turf into edible gardens in South Los Angeles. Beschreibung: We are an all-volunteer group based in South Los Angeles. We build gardens, with a focus on serving low-income residents and others with scarce access to fresh, affordable food. We also advocate for gardens, open space, and general wellness in S … Weiterlesen

Allmende-Kontor

Thema: Unmittelbare, zivile Teilhabe am öffentlichen Raum. Beschreibung: Das Allmende-Kontor auf dem Tempelhofer Feld wird als Anlauf- und Vernetzungsstelle, Wissensspeicher und Lernort mit einem Garten für alle entwickelt. Öffentlicher städtischer Freiraum soll durch gemeinschaftliche, kooperative Nutzung und Gestaltung als Allmende [Gemein(schafts)gut] ins Bewußtsein gebracht, erleb- und gestaltbar gemacht werden. Das Allmende-Kontor wird zunächst als eine … Weiterlesen

Artfarms of Buffalo, NY

Thema: Urban agriculture is transforming once residential, abandoned land into small farms serving local groups. Beschreibung: ARTFARMS turns the area’s vacant properties into a new landscape of growing sculpture. It invites a wider audience to witness the formation of a new perception for the area that brings more visitors to the farm produce stores, more … Weiterlesen

Prinzessinnengarten

Thema: Anders gärtnern in der Stadt Beschreibung: Seit Sommer 2009 befindet sich am Moritzplatz in Berlin-Kreuzberg der Prinzessinnengarten. Wo über 60 Jahre eine Brachfläche war, wird heute eine große Vielfalt von Gemüse- und Kräutersorten mitten in der Stadt angebaut. Im Sommer 2009 haben wir damit angefangen, diese 6000 ungenutzten Quadratmeter vom Müll zu befreien und … Weiterlesen

Battery Urban Farm

Thema: Battery Urban Farm is a one acre educational farm, located in the historic Battery, the 25 acre park at the tip of Manhattan. Our turkey-shaped farm is home to over 80 varieties of organically-grown vegetables, fruits, flowers, grains, and companion plants. Beschreibung: We are open for the growing season, from April through November. During … Weiterlesen

Bus Top Gardening

Thema: Bus Top Gardening Beschreibung: Are there any urban objects left that do not have an urban garden on their roof? New York-based designer Marco Antonio Castro Cosio came up with a graduation project at the NYU, that claims to increase the amount of green spaces in the city. Bus Roots is a living garden … Weiterlesen