Major cities need better access to healthy food, but they lack space for vast gardens. This vertical farming concept could be the answer.
Community gardens are a great way to combat the devastating health effects of these food deserts, but they too face challenges in the urban environment. In order to produce a significant amount of food, urban farms need space–large lots that get plenty of sun and have good quality soil. Unfortunately, open space is one thing lacking in many major cities. Ray Cirino’s “Garden in the Sky” a vertical farming concept currently gathering funding on Kickstarter, aims to change all that.
At three stories high, “Garden in the Stars” will be a towering botanical sculpture covered in fruits and vegetables, for all to enjoy.
Ray Cirino has been working as a professional designer for over forty years. His botanical sculptures are currently on exhibit at The Hunnington Library Children’s Garden, The Natural History Museum @ The U.S.C. Campus, The Arlington Gardens L.A., and at various private residences in Los Angeles. Cirino was also featured as “One of the Top 50 Innovators” by *LA Weekly Magazine in 2009.
See on earthtechling.com