GrowWise Center - Philips Horticulture In the morning, an international media event was held for journalists and influencers in greenhouse farming, sustainability, lighting and general interest. They toured the research facility and visited the greenhouse of Wim Peters Kwekerij. In the afternoon, Frans van Houten, Philips CEO, Udo van Slooten, Global Director, Philips Horticulture LED Solutions, Gus van der Feltz, Global Director, Philips city farming Solutions, and Rob van Gijzel, Mayor of Eindhoven addressed the guests at the official opening of the horticultural research facility. They sketched the changing world and the role horticulture is playing. Frans van Houten also unveiled the “GrowWise” brand which is the official new name for Philips activities in the city farming business.
re:farm the city I will share here a low cost solution for the recycling of organic waste, appropriate for apartments and urban housing that do not have a piece of land or an outdoor area. This construction is inspired by the Cadico earthworms nice project. The photos are from the composter I made here at home : ) It’s called a Vermi composter because we use worms in the process, uhuuuuu big thanks to the worms, they deserve! KONO DESIGNS - Urban-Farm Urban Farm at Pasona Tokyo Headquarters is a nine story high, 215,000 square foot corporate office building for a Japanese recruitment company, Pasona Group, located in downtown Tokyo. It is a major renovation project consisting of a double skinned green facade, offices, an auditorium, cafeterias, a rooftop garden and most notably, urban farming facilities integrated within the building. The green space totals over 43,000 square feet with 200 species including fruits, vegetables and rice that are harvested, prepared and served at the cafeterias within the building. It is the largest and most direct farm-to-table of its kind ever realized inside an office building in Japan.
Atelier en Juin 2011 à Growing Power, Milwaukee USA You are here: Home / Workshops / Growing Power June 2011 Workshop, Milwaukee USA We travelled to Canada and the USA for a more realistic view of urban agriculture. Growing Power is an organic farm with a worldwide reputation. We spent a weekend at Growing Power as part of our honey moon trip. Over 250 people travelled from all over the USA to take part and meet the founder, Will Allen. VeloViet Photo - The 9/11 Epic Ride 3 WEEKS BEFORE It was a Tuesday like all the others, and a morning that started like most. I was at work in Pomona, California, ready to begin my day researching a project that I was working on. I was in my office, trying hard to tune out the slight commotion across the room...
Horizons - Episode 9: How far have we come? Five years ago we set off on a journey across the globe. Our aim was to... Five years ago we set off on a journey across the globe. Our aim was to seek out new science and technology which could revolutionise our lives, our homes and our economies in the decades ahead. Vincent Callebaut Architecte DRAGONFLY The world of fast-food and frozen food is over! The urban keen interest of the beginning of our Century turns toward the garden flat bringing back the countryside in our overcrowded cities fighting from now on for a community urban agriculture able to contribute to the durability of the city and to rethink the food production. On the roofs, terraces, balconies, in the hollow of the non-built public spaces, in the interior yards and the suspended greenhouses, the eco-warrior aspires to escape from its competitive and consumeristic universe imposed by the laws of the market. He desires to cultivate its immediate landscape so as to better take root in the ground by creating his own ecologic and alimentary biodiversity. The consumer becomes from then on producer and the garden inhabitant !
Ateliers Here are the workshops we have attended, these are often more focussed than the farm visits. We try to attend as many workshops as possible, even if they are unrelated to our own farm goals, to get a holistic view of the agricultural supply chain in the Morbihan region and France in general. We have made some great contacts by visiting these workshops. Please click on the bold text below to see more information and pictures! Workshop: Introduction to Permaculture, Orchard Frederic Vanpoulle in Guichen 3-5th August 2012
Saint Marie Records 26 Tracks 17 Previously unreleased The first compilation release by the sonically driven label Saint Marie Records. Specializing in Shoegaze, Dreampop and Electronica. Featuring one track from all 26 artists on the label. Includes tracks from past releases, future releases, remixes and exclusives. CD 1: Sway - Tales Lightfoils - Sympathy Lies (Panda Riot Remix) Elika - No One Gets Lost TipTop Tellix - Counting Days Drowner - Breathe Niels Nielsen - To The Sun Resplandor - Downfall (Feat.
Rooftop Farms in Cities Could Help Ensure Future Food Security - SRUC Published Wednesday, 2nd October 2013 in Research news Delegates at a recent international environment conference were introduced to the concept of urban agriculture in Edinburgh. The event – organised by Scotland’s Rural College – was devoted to sustainable intensification, the need to produce more food while minimising the impact on the environment, and urban farming is one possible way of achieving this. In a presentation given by Dr Valentini Pappa, an SRUC researcher currently working with Zurich University of Applied Science, the possibilities and practicalities of urban farming were explored. Dr Pappa's team helped develop a £500,000 aquaponic farm on a rooftop in the city of Basel in Switzerland with the aim of studying how successful the system could be.