05 May '12, 11am

Rooftop Fish Farm Ups the Ante for Urban Agriculture

Rooftop Fish Farm Ups the Ante for Urban Agriculture

© Antonio Scarponi/Conceptual Devices With rooftops across the world being used to grow food , raise chickens , and provide habitat , how does the enterprising urban grower up the ante? Perhaps with a rooftop fish farm. The prototype Globe/Hedron "is a bamboo greenhouse designed to organically grow fish and vegetables on top of generic flat roofs. The design is optimized for aquaponic farming techniques: the fish’s water nourishes the plants and plants clean the water for the fish," according to designer Antonio Scarponi/Conceptual Devices, who is collaborating on the project with the Zurich-based group UrbanFarmers . Food For Four Families "Using this farming technique, Globe/Hedron is optimized to feed four families of four all year round," Scarponi writes, projecting that it could annually produce 100 kilograms of fish and 400 kilograms of vegetables, from broccoli and ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/rooftop-fish-farm-up...

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