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Just the facts
02-25-2013, 09:32 AM
I thought there was already a thread for urban farming but I couldn't find one. A friend of mine told me about this company over the weekend and though I would pass it along.

Freight Farms | Grow Food Anywhere Freight Farms | Grow Food Anywhere (http://freightfarms.com/)

They have a created the annual production equivalent of a 1 acre farm in a shipping container.

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trousers
02-28-2013, 06:55 PM
That is really cool. Thanks for sharing that.

Plutonic Panda
02-28-2013, 07:48 PM
Hey wait a minute, new downtown tower idea. A vertical farm.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/plupan/8517648512/in/photostream

Maybe a little taller. But, this would actually be very neat. I know this concept has been around for some time. It would be cool if it "took off" starting in OKC.

ThomPaine
02-28-2013, 09:24 PM
Thanks JTF. I know there is a small retail space/shipping container across from Iguana. The genleman behind that might be intersted in the Urban Farming idea.

Or this: The Shipping Container City Boom - Design - The Atlantic Cities (http://www.theatlanticcities.com/design/2012/05/shipping-container-city-boom/1983/)

mkjeeves
02-28-2013, 09:57 PM
The last time I was in BC, Ladysmith to be exact, I noticed there were crops growing around city properties, like city hall and the firestation. I asked the friend from there I was having lunch with about it and he said that was part of their local food movement, to use some of the space that's cultivated and might be growing grass or shrubs for growing food, both for local independence and for conservation of resources.

mkjeeves
03-01-2013, 01:31 PM
Cite on Town of Ladysmith BC vegetable gardening (and other BC green employer initiatives)

B.C. town's Green Team project gives a boost to broccoli - The Globe and Mail (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/careers/top-employers/bc-towns-green-team-project-gives-a-boost-to-broccoli/article4101144/)


Town website http://www.ladysmith.ca/sustainability-green-living/overview

UrbanNebraska
06-30-2014, 08:09 PM
This is a little promotion for two Omaha filmmakers, they deserve it. They made a fantastic documentary about urban farming in America and have been working their butts off to get it out in the public realm. I noticed on their website that there will be a screening in Myriad Gardens on Sept 4th. I urge you if you have the time to check it out, the film really is a joy.

Growing Cities The Film Website (http://www.growingcitiesmovie.com/the-film/)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlSlkAB8cBo

Plutonic Panda
10-22-2014, 01:41 PM
Photos: 11 of the world's most high-tech farms - TechRepublic (http://www.techrepublic.com/pictures/photos-11-of-the-worlds-most-high-tech-farms/1/)