Innovative Ideas for Urban Agriculture

Non-profit TerraformOne held a design contest for ideas for creating productive green spaces in cities. Winners include plans to put seniors to work as farmers and a global system of levees.

July 29, 2010, 1:00 PM PDT

By Tim Halbur


Here's the seniors idea, courtesy of ASLA:

NORC Farms (Thread Collective and the Greenest.Net): "The Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC) Farms engages the aging New Yorkers population and inaccessible lawns in order to 'create and cultivate farm plots and social spaces within public housing complexes.' NORC FARMS will use urban agriculture to transform grass into a socially, ecologically, economically productive space; activate older New Yorkers, and transforming public housing into local agriculture; where the tower in the park becomes the tower in the farm."

Thursday, July 29, 2010 in ASLA's The Dirt blog

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