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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?

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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.