CREATE MORE LIVEABLE, PROSPEROUS, AND HEALTHY LIVING PLACES
Permaculture design creates a sustainable system that provides a bio-diverse food growing, recycles waste, uses less water, reduces the carbon footprint, and creates a productive human environment. It empowers people to create a better quality of life and a healthy productive lifestyle in a most resourceful way.
For Rooftop Gardens, we enable to grow nutritious produce by using lightweight, vertical, hydroponic systems. The eco-friendly approach cuts the use of land, labor, energy, and 90% of the water used in traditional gardening. This allows enjoying some pretty amazing environments with minimal upkeep, adding value and appeal to the property.
Farm Urbana provides a holistic vision of a future where communities in urban areas grow food as part of their everyday lifestyle. Farm Urbana blends farming experience with design principles and contributes to healthy, sustainable buildings. Creating a sustainable healthy lifestyle can be accomplished with the practice of permaculture design framework.
“Ruth Meghiddo is an innovator and thought leader in the concept of the “Circular Farm Economy.” She is also making important contributions in creating a sustainable business model for a hybrid city + farm economy. Some of the important contributions that she is working to achieve are to shorten the distance between producers and consumers, reduce harmful emissions, and support a local community of growers and producers. As someone who grew up on a working farm and participated directly in the production of food, I believe it is vitally important that we educate our communities on the values of a safe and reliable food supply. Ruth Meghiddo is doing just that through her work in sustainable agriculture. Ruth is truly a leader in the future of the Circular Farm Economy and in creating an innovative hybrid city + farm business model.”
“It is with great pleasure that I strongly recommend Ruth Meghiddo, founder of Farm Urbana. Ruth’s commitment to the environment and sustainable urban farming is both noble in cause and practical in application. Her tower gardens are economical, healthful, delicious and sustainable. Her keen knowledge as an architect enhances her overall sense and use of space, ambiance and environmental impact. Her concept of rooftop gardening is an efficient use of space for growing your food and your health. It is also a marvelous way to create community through gardening. Bravo, Ruth on making a true positive difference in the world.”
In the video embed above, a pair of UC Irvine professors visits with architect/urban farming consultant, Ruth Meghiddo as she tours Farm Urbana, an installation built on the rooftop of a downtown building in the fashion district. The leafy greens you see grown in the video are not potted but are housed in plastic cylinders that use a rather ingenious drip system that hydrates the roots of the plants by showering them with water from above, and then recycles nutrient runoff and puts it back into the system. Pretty cool stuff, and definitely food for thought (pun intended).
The Vertical Tower is elegant in its simplicity — could go with any style and provides the opportunity to grow fruits and vegetables without soil.