Urban Agriculture: Designing for growing food
Posted in Movements by Kate Archdeacon on June 12th, 2012
Photo © Eagle Street Farm
From “Urban Agriculture Part II: Designing Out the Distance” by Vanessa Quirk on ArchDaily:
All over the world, citizens are taking the Food Revolution into their own hands, becoming urban bee-keepers, guerilla planters, rooftop gardeners, foodie activists. While community engagement and political lobbying are vital to these grassroots movements, so too could be design. By designing our cities – our public and civic spaces, our hospitals and schools – with food in mind, we can facilitate this Revolution by making food a visible part of urban life, thus allowing us to take that crucial first step: eliminating the physical/conceptual distance between us and our food.
What does it look like to design with food in mind?
Read the full article by Vanessa Quirk to get the bigger picture and follow the embedded links to a wide range of urban agriculture projects.