Most people interested in cities would, I believe, agree that hydroponic farms will very likely be part of the mix of solutions for food cultivated in and around cities. Probably vertical hydroponic farms. Skyscraper height farms, especially ones integrating other amenities like office space, a supermarket and a food court? Now that definitely remains to be seen!
Inspiring stories from three organizations, in Egypt and Bangladesh, who promote and help the installation of rooftop gardens in megacities lacking green space.
Known as CAPÉ, the Coopérative pour l'Agriculture de proximité écologique brings together more than 150 certified organic farms and more than a hundred other members across Québec. As its name says, it is involved in making Québec agriculture more ecological, as well as promoting the short circuit, in physical proximity, but also, and especially, social proximity with the consumer; the CAPÉ represents the majority of Québec farms offering organic baskets.
At first glance, one might wonder what a farm 40 minutes out of Albany, NY has to do with our two conferences at the heart of the movement for economic and social transformation in cities. But actually, it makes perfect sense. For starters, urban centres and their surroundings are interdependent, enmeshed together. Second, Soul Fire Farm itself is situated outside of the city but completely linked to it, as its mission is born from the needs and dreams of its urban community.