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35 Urban Farming Innovations

From Skyscraper Greenhouses to Communal Farms

— August 14, 2009 — Eco
Urban farming is a phenomenon that will continue to flourish as suburban areas turn into cities and cities turn into metropolises.

From skyscraper greenhouses to communal farms, rooftop CSAs and indoor plantations, these urban farming innovations showcase the most promising advancements in farms.

Implications - With environmental issues more significant in today's society, the outdoors are steadily moving indoors. Many consumers are embracing nontraditional ways of farming in an effort to contribute to the social issue. As urban farming becomes a common practice, architects must incorporate more facets of gardening into their building designs, especially for structures in city centers.
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Crowdsourced Gardening
Crowdsourced Gardening
Landshare Lets Communities Grow Their Veggies Together
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Presidential Greenspiration
Presidential Greenspiration
Michelle Obama's White House Garden Fuels Home Gardeners
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Rooftop CSAs
Rooftop CSAs
Milwaukee Makes Organic Produce Accessible & Affordable
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32
Urban Farming "How To" Videos
Urban Farming "How To" Videos
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31
DIY Home Produce Gardens
DIY Home Produce Gardens
Hydroponics Is a Growing Winter Phenomenon
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30
Indoor Plantations
Indoor Plantations
The Halo Aerocell Electronically Grows Crops
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29
Behind The Scenes Of Wallpaper Magazine
Behind The Scenes Of Wallpaper Magazine
5 Urban Farms
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28
Retrofitted Green Roofs
Retrofitted Green Roofs
'The Flat' Condo in LA Gets Rooftop Vegetable Garden
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27
Glamorous Greenhouses
Glamorous Greenhouses
Heather Cameron's Flower Heaven
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26
Vertical Gardens
Vertical Gardens
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25
Vertical Farms for Animals
Vertical Farms for Animals
Paington Zoo Environmental Park to House VertiCrop Garden
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24
Folding Greenhouses
Folding Greenhouses
Daniel Schipper's Urban Gardening Idea
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23
Columbarium
Columbarium
Vertical Cemetery Tower
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22
Pre-Made Vegetable Gardens
Pre-Made Vegetable Gardens
The Roll-Out Veg Mat Makes For Convenient Gardening and Healthy Eating
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21
Lush Communal Landscapes
Lush Communal Landscapes
Rowland Byass' Compton Street Garden Redefines Public Space
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20
Downspout Art
Downspout Art
Vertical Stainless Steel Water Storage by Moss Sund
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19
Wall-Side Gardens
Wall-Side Gardens
Suntory Midorie Makes Urban Areas of Japan Greener
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18
Terrace Farming
Terrace Farming
Urban Gardens Boom in NYC
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17
Giant Orb Greenhouses
Giant Orb Greenhouses
Plantagon Urban Farms Will Supply Fresh Produce in Geodesic Domes
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16
Urban Farming Movements
Urban Farming Movements
Exposing the Chicken Underground
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15
Vertical Farming
Vertical Farming
Skyscraper Farms to Combat Global Warming
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14
Vertical Eco Farm
Vertical Eco Farm
Las Vegas 30 Storey Garden
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13
Water Spanning Vertical Farms
Water Spanning Vertical Farms
Chetwood Architects' London Bridge Includes Futuristic Agriculture
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12
Green Roof Guarantees
Green Roof Guarantees
Toronto Implements Garden-Topped Building Law
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11
Bug-Styled Vertical Farms
Bug-Styled Vertical Farms
The Dragonfly in New York City
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10
Sinuous Eco-Friendly Rooftops
Sinuous Eco-Friendly Rooftops
The Park House
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9
Guerrilla City Gardening
Guerrilla City Gardening
Run-Down Buildings Get a Floral Facelift in Toronto
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8
Vertical Farming (Part III)
Vertical Farming (Part III)
Toronto Sky Farm
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7
Rooftop Yards
Rooftop Yards
The OUTrial House is a Gorgeous Green Cube
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6
Skyscraper Greenhouses
Skyscraper Greenhouses
Futuristic Farming in Dubai's Seawater Vertical Tower
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5
Living Rooftops
Living Rooftops
Green Roof Designs Bring Sustainability to Architecture
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4
High-Rise Parks
High-Rise Parks
Vertical City in Mexico City Designed to Help Reduce Smog
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3
Green Walls
Green Walls
Vertical Gardens
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2
Greenhouse Homes
Greenhouse Homes
Hiroshi Iguchi's 'Camouflage House' is in Sync With Nature
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1
Urban Gardens
Urban Gardens
Living Wall Planters
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