Urban farming, Architecture, and Art
July 16, 2008 10:47 AM   Subscribe

P.F.1 (Public Farm One) is a project designed by WORK Architecture Company for MoMA and P.S.1's Young Architects Program. P.F.1’s intent is to "educate thousands of visitors on sustainable urban farming through the unique medium of contemporary architecture." An artist in Providence, RI developed a similar installation called Green Zone, "an organic vegetable, herb, and flower garden planted in the detritus of wartime consumption: used tires, shopping bags, shoes, and other repurposed containers" at local venue Firehouse 13.
posted by lunit (5 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Thanks for the heads up, lunit, I'll have to make the trek out to Firehouse 13. Well, 20-minute walk... not much of a trek.
posted by Kattullus at 11:05 AM on July 16, 2008 [1 favorite]

My friend Melissa worked on P.F.1! (I know, I'm not adding much to the discussion, but it's fun to bask in friends' success.)
posted by ocherdraco at 2:21 PM on July 16, 2008

Pretty cool - it looks like they're having a lot of fun with this. It's definitely more of a statement than a practical urban farm - I guess it's going to be dismantled before serious harvest season in September? - but some of the ideas are fun and thought-provoking. Thanks!
posted by Miko at 2:33 PM on July 16, 2008

My friend Sarah is doing Green Zone! (Again not adding anything to the discussion... .)
posted by jwest at 6:44 PM on July 16, 2008

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