We’ve written about vertical farms and affordable housing extensively at The Optimist Daily, but never have we seen these two concepts combined. Until now, that is. This is the exact combination we’re going to witness in Westbrook, Maine, where a multistory greenhouse is being … [Read more...] about Affordable housing and vertical farms: A match made in heaven?
Car ownership has been steadily declining in Paris for years, leaving the city with a new problem: thousands of square meters of unused underground parking space. In an effort to repurpose this space, the city began running competitions to find innovative uses for the space. This … [Read more...] about Unused parking lots in Paris are becoming underground mushroom farms
We recently shared two inspirational urban farming stories about the largest rooftop greenhouse in Montreal and bountiful vertical farming in Paris. Now, a new study is demonstrating how other urban areas can get in on the agricultural action with a model of 378 metropolitan … [Read more...] about 378 metropolitan areas could meet food needs with local farming alone
Back in July, we wrote about the world’s biggest rooftop urban farm in Paris, which recently started to bear fruit for the first time. Today, we’ll be skipping across the ocean to another French-speaking city—Montreal—where the biggest rooftop greenhouse just opened. The … [Read more...] about Check out the world’s biggest rooftop greenhouse in Montreal
In the summer of 2019, we published a story about a rooftop urban farm being constructed in Paris that was set to be the biggest in the world. Now, nearly a year later, the world’s largest urban rooftop farm has started to bear fruit. Strawberries, to be precise: small, intensely … [Read more...] about Future of food: The world’s biggest rooftop urban farm is now bearing fruit