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Farm Philly


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Student designs: new techniques for urban farming

Farm Philly is the most recent addition to Philadelphia's roster of urban agriculture projects. An initiative of the University of the Arts, Farm Philly features undergraduates at the University designing, building, documenting and--in a few cases--maintaining growing facilities for small spaces. Each team of three to four students focused on a different aspect of urban farming as a comprehensive process. Aquaponics (hydroponics), Aquatherapy (water management), Information (signage and other dissemination), Mobility, Produce Distribution, and Vertical Farming are the six areas covered. Education and pedagogy were important to the Farm Philly project, as students not only assembled and explored their own materials and resources for the projects, but also developed workshops and curricula in conjunction with the design-build process.


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