Examples

People are making a difference, all over the world. Fast growing metropoles are increasingly facing food distribution challenges, but citizens are responding, either individually, or as collaboratives.

 

Here are some examples of what green edible spaces can look like:

 

Clearpoint Residencies, Sri Lanka

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Clearpoint Residencies — designed in partnership by Sri Lanka-based architectural firm Milroy Perara Associates and Maga Engineering

source: https://www.mnn.com/your-home/remodeling-design/blogs/sri-lankas-first-sustainable-high-rise-is-bedecked-in-greenery

 

Floating Food Forest, New York, USA

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Design for Swale – a floating forest in New York, designed by a collaborative of artists initiated by Mary Mattingly

Source: https://www.dezeen.com/2016/05/02/floating-food-farm-new-york-city-waterways-mary-mattingly-swale/

Paris Peach Orchards

Peach orchards in Montreuil, Paris, using walls to maximize intake of sun & warmth, have long been proving that you don’t necessarily need the Mediterrean climate to grow sweet peaches

Source: http://www.messynessychic.com/2014/03/04/the-last-peach-orchards-of-paris/

Chagga Home Gardens, Tanzania

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A traditional Chagga home garden on the slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, combining various species to spread risk and be able to harvest throughout the year.

Source: https://permakultur.wordpress.com/2009/11/22/homegarden_kilimanjaro/

The EatHouse

Temporary greens: the Eathouse – a modular, edible house for farming summer crops by Stuurlui Stedenbouw and Atelier GRAS!

Source: http://inhabitat.com/eathouse-a-fresh-local-take-on-edible-architecture/

Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Assyria

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According lo legend, the hanging gardens of Babylon must have looked something like this: not actually ‘hanging’, but build on roofs and terraces

Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Hanging_Gardens_of_Babylon

Chinampas Floating Gardens, Mexico

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Preparing the floating gardens in ancient Mexico. These days, floating gardens can alse be found in places like flood prone Bangladesh.

Source: http://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-americas/chinampas-floating-gardens-mexico-001537

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