Tackling Urban Farming with a Mobile Greenhouse Concept

Posted on Nov 6 2016 - 5:24am by UOG


People all over the world are beginning to understand the importance of having a connection with the land and farmers who are growing your food. Butler University has designed a new concept which is “designed and constructed by a group of fourth-year architecture students at Ball State University, and is the first fully automated mobile greenhouse.”

“Funded by a Butler University Innovation Fund Grant, the $50,000 greenhouse prototype was created because of a building code issue. “The farm is in a flood plain, so we couldn’t build a permanent structure,” Gray explains. Realizing that many urban farms face land access challenges that could be appeased by a mobile growing platform, the college embraced the idea as an educational opportunity and a model for others.”

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