Farm Urbana was founded in 2014 by Ruth Meghiddo at Meghiddo Architects, with the vision for cities to become prosperous and sustainable.
Our clients are forward-thinking owners who value innovation and anticipate the rewards for advancing a healthy lifestyle amenity for their residents. We help them offer a desirable eco-friendly amenity with an aesthetic and efficient edible garden.
Ruth’s passion for urban farming began decades earlier, as a student at UCLA. There, she published a pioneering thesis in sustainability, “Agriculture in Urban Environments: City and Farm Romance.” Her background in architecture and urban design inspired her to create edible garden solutions. She founded Farm Urbana to help urban residents experience nutritious, chemical-free, fresh food.
Imagine city rooftops becoming an eco-friendly resource of bountiful vegetable gardens that consume 90% less water, little labor, and a fraction of space and weight of conventional gardens. Imagine the joy and gratitude of creating healthy communities by cultivating, harvesting and sharing fresh, nutritious produce locally.
Here is a brief story of my vision, making the case that urban farming is a growing movement that will tackle the problems the world is facing today.