Urban Farm Made Of Shipping Containers Offers An Option To The Corner Store

Urban Farm Made Of Shipping Containers Offers An Option To The Corner Store
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The Farmery wants to combine urban farming with everyday retail, currently raising funds on Kickstarter to build a final prototype of their retail vision.

Kat Popiel
  • 28 september 2012

By combining a unique design of stacked shipping containers and hydroponic growing systems, Ben Greene ‘seeks to make the urban farm as common as the corner store.’ After prototyping for three years, he has brought his Master’s thesis to fruition by creating The Farmery, a resource for the community where they can both grow and purchase local produce.  ‘Customers have the option to harvest their own food and minimize the price,’ he says.  Eager to reduce the harmful effects of large scale farming to the environment and place more prominence on small farmers in the food system,d Greene feels confident, ‘The Farmery is a completely new approach to farming, one that looks for symbiosis rather than the optimization of individual components.  Through this approach we can raise the value of our products and reduce the costs of producing them.’

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