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Recull de l'actualitat sobre debats i projectes territorials elaborat per la Societat Catalana d'Ordenació del Territori. Institut d'Estudis Catalans. http://www.scot.cat
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Creix l'agricultura urbana: hivernacles al terrat i granges verticals

Creix l'agricultura urbana: hivernacles al terrat i granges verticals | #territori | Scoop.it

A wave of rooftop greenhouses and vertical farms captures the imagination of architects while offering an alternative to conventional cultivation methods.


 


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jean-guy Jais's curator insight, July 4, 2013 3:30 AM

very interesting

Zé Estrada Ar's comment, July 8, 2013 6:51 AM
Fortunately I live in a country filled with big farms, but it's a good iniciative.
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A 'Vertical Greenhouse' Could Make a Swedish City Self-Sufficient

A 'Vertical Greenhouse' Could Make a Swedish City Self-Sufficient | #territori | Scoop.it
Growing these plants in the city will make food production less costly both for the environment and for consumers.

The future of urban farming is under construction in Sweden as agricultural design firm Plantagon works to bring a 12-year-old vision to life: The city of Linköping will soon be home to a 17-story "vertical greenhouse."


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Farmscape Brings Urban Agriculture to Los Angeles

Farmscape Brings Urban Agriculture to Los Angeles | #territori | Scoop.it
Farmscape is bringing farms to the homes and businesses of Los Angeles. Oh, and the company is also trying to run for mayor of the city.

In a dry and sunny city like Los Angeles, planting grass is one of the more useless ways to use your property. It takes a lot of water to grow and it's expensive—but beyond that, what's the point when the climate supports much more interesting flora, like succulents, and delicious ones, like fruits and vegetables?

A company called Farmscape is proving that there's enough of an appetite for farming on residential land to turn the proposition into a high-growth business. The less-than-four-year-old company has 12 full-time employees—including seven farmers who receive a living wage plus healthcare—and is looking to keep growing.

"One of the things that people don’t talk about when they talk about the food system is who is working," says Rachel Bailin, Farmscape's marketing manager. It's often poorly paid and vulnerable migrant workers. But the company is changing that by bringing farm labor out into the open, into the yards of city-dwellers and businesses. So far they've installed more than 300 urban farms throughout the L.A. area and maintain 150 of them weekly...


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