Growing Food


I love Facebook because I see things there that I don’t see anywhere else. Two urban agriculture shots were circulating recently. One from Geneva Switzerland, where it looks like everyone there is growing food. This aerial shot shows 900,000 allotments (community gardens), an equivalent of 3,000 medium sized farms. It’s from the Grow Food, Not Lawns Facebook site, but the original source is : Organic Green Roots with photo by Yan Arthus-Bertrand.


The other shot, also from Grow Food, Not Lawns is of a Union Street urban orchard in London. A group of architects transformed the site into an urban orchard and community garden for the London Festival of Architecture. Sadly, the site was dismantled at the close of the festival, but all the plants and trees were moved to new homes.

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