Friday, June 15, 2007

Link: Grow Up

Seriously, I'm in. Where do I sign?
The SkyFarm project is the design for a 58-floor tower that would produce as much food as a 420-hectare farm. The building would be 238-metres tall and contain 750,000-square metres of hydroponic growing area, with products ranging from soybeans to strawberries to high-rise fields of lettuce. A service core at the back of the tower would include irrigation and electrical systems, and an isolated lower area would house chickens bred for both eggs and meat.
Via Torontoist.

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Blogger Naomi ~ 4:45 PM

Poor chickens! Never to see the light of day?

I like the rooftop gardens that some places have. Cities should really get on board. Lowers air conditioning costs too.  

Blogger Working From Home Today ~ 8:34 PM

No, see, the chickens would take the elevator like the rest of us. I mean, it's right there in the design.

Air conditioning... could use me some of that right now.  

Blogger Chris ~ 8:34 AM

Did you ever see "The Real Dirt on Farmer John" -- it's an Australian documentary about an American farmer. I won't wreck the story, because you should see it, but, relating to your story, and Farmer John's, we were excited to hear that there is a farming coop in Hudson Bay that, for $50 a month, provides you with fresh (in the summer) and canned (obviously, winter) veggies and fruits. We're aiming to be more conscious of where what we eat comes from, and were happy to hear about this... My friend who signed up jokes that he's going to get $50 worth of squash one month, $50 worth of corn the next :)  

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