City farming, your next door food supply?
How will urban life develop in the near future? Trees on buildings for decreasing city polution. Groceries at the local urban farmhouse instead of the grocery store. Check the following initiatives:
Two residential forest towers by architect Stefano Boeri. It is being build in Milan as we speak. The four sides of each tower houses over 900 mature trees ranging from 3, 6 and 7.5 meters tall. The trees have been carefully chosen to withstand the increasing wind forces at high levels.
Will we rather take our food needs everywhere we go? The mobile BACSAC is an ingenious alternative solution to create inexpensive, light weight containers to start an urban garden on any roof.
How about this folded lightweight aluminum talbetop which transforms our dining experience into a rural experience. The picNYC table can vegetate herbs or vegetables and spilling water becomes a necessity instead of a problem.
This animation on vertical farming explains the emerging radical technologies that have the potential to change the way we live.
Agriculture is very dependent on fossil fuel, particularly oil. Wildlife film maker Rebecca Hosking investigates how to transform her family’s farm. She discovers Forest Gardens hold the answer to a low energy farm for the future. Watch the 50 minute BBC documentary here: