Re Santa Fe Lofts:
“I am excited about the Tower Gardens on the rooftop of SF Lofts. I know many of the residents really appreciate them and I know it was a major factor in my decisions to move into the building. Just wanted to drop a note to let you know that I am currently enjoying a salad from the garden! Delicious!”
One of our projects is to grow our own food and I’d love to introduce you to my friend Ruth, I met her years ago when she asked me how to get the word out about the important #urbanfarming movement.
She’s now getting out there, she’s an amazing architect and one of those people that very often goes unnoticed but it is changing the world for our #kids for the better. Check out her video, you might just be amazed. I’m so proud of you! So glad you’ve found a way to get the word out and #congratulations on your installation.
“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.”
“Thank you for your wonderful and inspirational card — and for the work you’re doing! It’s sensational! What a future you are building for all city dwellers!”
In the video embed above, a pair of UC Irvine professors visit with architect, and 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.