The Jian Mu Tower – A Farmscraper Capable of Feeding 40,000 People

Positive Future #859 (Feature photo – The Jian Mu Farmscraper –  photo courtesy of Carlo Ratti Associates.) Arch Daily brings us the story of Carlo Ratti’s 51 story farmscraper. Externally, the building is clad with giant hydroponic farming system, capable of feeding 40,000 people. You can read the full story here: https://www.archdaily.com/967740/carlo-ratti-associati-unveils-worlds-first-farmscraper-in-shenzhen

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Manila, Philippines – Turning A City Into A Big Community Garden

Touch the Soil News #1753  (Feature Photo – Manila – CCA SA 4.0 International, John Cornett)    The Manila Bulletin reports efforts underway to accelerate the proliferation of urban food in Manila, a city in the heart of a metro area of almost 20 million people. The reason for the increasing attention to local and…

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U.S. Botanic Garden Coordinates Food Production at Public Gardens Across the Nation

Positive Future #804 (Feature photo – U.S. Botanic Garden  – CCA 3.0 Unported, Alma mater) To shore up food gardening in the U.S., The U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington D.C. is reaching out across the nation to help promote urban food gardening. So far, they have made awards to 28 public gardens across the nation.…

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Man Helps 10,000 Customers Raise Food

Touch the Soil News #1672 (Feature Photo – Manikandan Pattabiraman in his greenhouse – courtesy of Manikandan Pattabiraman) The Better India journalist Angarika Gogoi brings us the story of Manikandan Pattabiraman. He quit his IT job several years ago and now sells gardening kits to thousands of people. He also runs his own hydroponic farm…

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Philippines Urban Agriculture – A Global Model

Touch the Soil News #1638 (Feature Photo – The Island Nation of the Philippines – CCA SA 3.0 Unported, Addicted04) The Manila Bulletin brings us news of the dramatic spread of urban agriculture in the Philippines. In a nation of 100 million people, 12 million people now participate in the government’s urban agriculture program. This…

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Singapore – A Global Testbed for Urban Food Production

Positive Future #768 (Feature photo – Singapore – CCA 2.0 Generic, Ray in Manila) CNA news journalist Cindy Co brings us the story of how a gaming industry professional got into urban vertical farming in Singapore. Singapore is an island city-state in Southeast Asia. With a population of almost 6 million people, the whole country…

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Grow Gothenburg – Connecting Urban Growers with Urban Land & Labor

Touch the Soil News #1623 (Feature Photo – Urban Farming – Courtesy of https://grow-here.com/) Agritecture brings us the story of Grow Gothenburg and the global urban farm movement that is on an upwards Trajectory. Grow Gothenburg is now Grow Here – an international platform helping communications between players of urban farming. You can read the…

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