28 Apr '14, 6pm

A Moveable Feast: The Bowery Project is an instant prefab demountable urban farm

A Moveable Feast: The Bowery Project is an instant prefab demountable urban farm

Urban land is often expensive; land owners are loath to tie it up long-term with things like urban farms, when what they really want to plant are condos. It's the same with rooftops. Deena DelZotto and Rachel Kimel, founders of the Bowery Project, had an idea: Passing through downtown Toronto, noticing several lots which had been vacant for years, they asked themselves, why can’t we grow food there? There was no good answer why not. The seed was planted and the journey began. twitter/ Rachel Kimel and Deena DelZotto /via Their clever twist is to build their gardens in milk crates, sort of a prefab urban farm. They claim that a "farm of up to 5000 crates can be disassembled and relocated within 24 hours. This mobility allows for an easy change of location when the land must be claimed for it’s subsequent use – such as development, remediation or sale." A lot of urban land i...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/bowery-project-insta...

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