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Cornelia's Blog – August 2009 Archive (3)

Call for a demonstration urban vertical farm in the NYT

"A vertical farm would behave like a functional ecosystem, in which waste was recycled and the water used in hydroponics and aeroponics was recaptured by dehumidification and used over and over again. The technologies needed to create a vertical farm are currently being used in controlled-environment agriculture facilities but have not been integrated into a seamless source of food production in urban high-rise buildings."…


Added by Cornelia on August 25, 2009 at 6:06am — 1 Comment

%$&*# Bureaucrats! My gutter garden must come down.

**Sob** I just got a call from my landlord who said that Cambridge Inspectional Services has deemed my ghetto gutter garden a public safety hazard. What will happen to my little green tomatoes that have fought drought, late blight and car exhaust to be with me?? There is no other spot of direct sun on the property - shall I find foster homes for them? Shall I bring them into the living room and try… Continue

Added by Cornelia on August 13, 2009 at 4:31pm — 7 Comments

A week without plastic - an experiment at Ready Made


Intrepid blogger Katherine Sharpe writes:

A little while back, I was talking to ReadyMade editor Andrew Wagner about story ideas and blog ideas, and I mentioned how I’d been thinking it would be an interesting experiment to try to live without plastic for a while… Continue

Added by Cornelia on August 5, 2009 at 10:57am — No Comments



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