The Farm – a lab at SPACE10 where we explore sustainable alternatives for producing & distributing food in urban environments – Presented by Stefannia Russo, SPACE10

Stefannia Russo

The Farm – a lab at SPACE10 where we explore sustainable alternatives for producing and distributing food in urban environments. – Presented by Stefannia Russo, SPACE10 at the Healthy Nutrition Conference which takes place on June 29, 2017, at Villa Flora, Venlo, The Netherlands.

We have created a global food supply chain that allows people almost anywhere in the world to access all kinds of imported vegetables, fruits and processed goods. Everyday. It is impressive but it comes with a price. The sophisticated system filled with artificial fertilisers and preservatives is at the expense of nutrition and the environment. Today is estimated that the population might rise to 9.7 billion by 2050 and the UN estimates that we will need to produce 70% more food. Yet we already using 90% of all arable land in the world. We must find smarter ways to produce and distribute food in urban environments. And SPACE10 created The Farm, a lab to help us investigate alternatives for a better future. Continue reading “The Farm – a lab at SPACE10 where we explore sustainable alternatives for producing & distributing food in urban environments – Presented by Stefannia Russo, SPACE10”

The Growroom: Urban Farm Pavilion Launched by Ikea’s Space10

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The Growroom: Urban Farm Pavilion Launched by Ikea’s Space10

The design for The Growroom, an urban farm pavilion that looks into how cities can feed themselves through food producing architecture, is now open source and available for anyone to use.

SPACE10 envision a future, where we grow our own food much more locally. To spark conversations about how we can bring nature back into our cities, grow our own food and tackle the rapidly increasing demand for significantly more food in the future, we teamed up with architects Sine Lindholm and Mads-Ulrik Husum to create The Growroom. Standing tall as a spherical garden, it empowers people to grow their own food much more locally in a beautiful and sustainable way. Continue reading “The Growroom: Urban Farm Pavilion Launched by Ikea’s Space10”