Architects in Vietnam design “Verdant” University.

Architects in Vietnam have designed a “verdant” university campus in Ho Chi Minh City. Vo Trong Nghia Architects specialize in green architecture and were brought in to design a campus for FTP University. The people of Vietnam have been under environmental stress as they have witnessed energy shortages, a rise in temperatures, an increase in pollution, and problems with vegetation and greenery. The architects decided to make a contemporary design…

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Edible Gardens Help Fight HIV in South Africa

The country of Lesotho in South Africa is using edible gardens to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Lesotho is known to have a huge problem with HIV/AIDS infections. It is rated the third highest HIV prevalent country globally. The nation’s population is around two million, and almost a quarter of working-age adults are infected with  HIV. Non-governmental organizations and international agencies have helped out Lesotho’s government fight the epidemic by providing…

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From Architecture to Urban Farming

A Brief Story of a Vision of Urban Farming   “While doing research on solutions for sustainable mixed-use urban corridors, I came to foresee the value of incorporating urban farming into the common space of  habitats.” In a brief story of her vision, Ruth brings us the case of urban farming as a growing movement to tackle problems that the world faces in the 21st century. Her story is personal.…

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“In Defense of Food,” Advice for Health

  Michael Pollan, author of In Defense of Food, offers advice on how to eat to achieve maximum health. “Where does your food really come from, and what should you have for dinner? Chances are that your food traveled hundreds of miles before it landed on your plate. But some experts say eating local might make us healthier, and better stewards of the environment.” Read an Excerpt (bottom half of…

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The Future of Urban Farming

  The Future of Urban Farming Transcript of AhaGarden Presents Urban Farming with Tower Garden featuring FarmUrbana.com Your Road Map to a healthy life by cultivating your own food and making a difference with the Tower Garden System! In the past we grew fresh food which was nutritious and grown naturally, next to people’s homes. With the industrialization of farming we grow food but we are extensively using fertilizer, GMO’s, and pesticides…

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