The Rise of Vertical Farming

Once upon a time it would be fair to say that just a set amount of countries in the world had the ability to develop crops all year-round. Now, the situation has turned on its head. Vertical farming is something which has hardly hit the industry with a bang, but it’s slowly getting there. Companies across the world are starting to tap into the technology; with some even developing solutions that sit beneath dense urban cities to facilitate plant growth.…

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Growing Up With Vertical Gardens

The following is a short photo summary of a new trendy way to be green in tight urban situations. It is growing gardens in a new direction, literally, vertical. These vertical gardens can be very formally designed, all green plants or beautiful colored flowered plants, or they can be simply staged and just as amazing. Many different people; designers, landscape architects, botanists and environmentalists have all came up with their take on vertical gardens. One person is credited with inventing the…

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Guest Post: Four Environmental Innovations That Have Revolutionized Architecture

The green revolution has impacted almost every sector of the economy. Now, eco-friendly technology is revolutionizing the way we think about architecture. Every part of the architectural process is undergoing huge changes. When people think of green architecture, they often picture simple modifications, such as the substitution of environmentally friendly materials for less sustainable ones. While this can certainly be a viable means of reducing a project’s carbon footprint, it is by no means the only way to make a…

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Meet the Windowfarms Project

Here is more inspiring news about vertical gardening, this time for the window, thanks to the Windowfarms Project, committed to soil-free food growing and maximizing space in urban areas by using hydroponic gardens.

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“Green Roofs for Healthy Cities” : Cool New GreenRoofs.org Conference June 3-5, 2009

The GreenRoofs.org “Green Roofs for Healthy Cities” Conference is on the horizon in Atlanta this coming June 2009! It is just ideal for: those interested in creating Green Roofs. studying the future of Vertical Gardens/Green Walls. raising awareness for green roofs and living walls (vertical gardens). engineers, architects, landscape architects, landscape designers, property managers, developers, roofing contractors, and students. anyone interested who wants a 2-day crash course in green roofs and all the beautiful benefits they bring to cities. creative city gardeners of all sorts.…

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Earth Day Events: Vertical Farms and Green Roofs Now at Exit Art in NYC

A project of SEA (Social Environmental Aesthetics) at Exit Art, “Vertical Gardens is an exhibition of architectural models, renderings, drawings, photographs and ephemera that depict or imagine a vertical farm, urban garden or green roof.” The exhibit features over 20 projects, both imaginary and real, by artists and architects envisioning solutions for building greener urban environments. Details for the FREE two-day event (featuring eco architects, artists, professors, and poets) at Exit celebrating Earth Day 2009 are as follows:

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