Sustainable Agriculture / Guides

Urban Farm Unit - Aquaponics, Hydroponics, Pisciculture and Urban Farming
Food production

Growing food in urban cores with the Urban Farm Unit

...agriculture. It's important, right? That’s certainly the conclusion I've come to when pondering the future of food production, our future on this planet, and sustainability in general. As a proponent of urban agriculture it's also clear to me that both space and soil toxicity are challenges that beg to be overcome. As ...

The village of Baie-Saint-Paul in Charlevoix
Choosing where to live

Moving to the country - living a rural lifestyle

...agriculture production, or if most of your work is by computer, look into tele-comuting. Some of the more progressive companies are realizing the benefits of allowing people to work from home, such as worker satisfaction and savings on office space. 2. Eat local and grow a garden. One great advantage to having a bi...

Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Laboratory
Living Building Challenge

What is the Living Building Challenge?

...agriculture: The project must integrate opportunities for agriculture appropriate to its scale and density using the Floor Area Ratio (FAR) as a basis for calculation. 3) Habitat exchange: For each hectare of development, an equal amount of land away from the project site must be set aside in perpetuity as part o...

Urban farming

Urban Farming turns beautiful gardens into a grocery store!

How to grow vegetables & fruits in a garden Plants survived long before humans were around to water them, so we aren't talking about reinventing the wheel here , but rather a sensible choice of plants and basic water management. Native species of plants in a given region have adapted to their own climate and can usu...