The Food Forest is being developed by Annemarie and Graham Brookman and their children Tom and Nikki, to demonstrate how an ordinary family, with a typical Australian income can grow its own food and create a productive and diverse landscape.
This is just one example of how permaculture can transform the environment, and, in so doing, dramatically change lives. By demonstrating the dramatic transformation possible in the world's worst agricultural scenarios.
If there weren't any pesky practical limitations, what world-changing device would you invent? In the second installment of Babelgum and GOOD's new Big Ideas competition, Columbia professor Dickson Despommier imagines filling New Yorks skyscrapers with farms.
Four architects describe their designs for the vertical farms of the future.
High School students performed a 6 week grow test with Hydro Grow's 504w vertical light that was mounted inside OmegaGarden's Volksgarden.