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People in Hell want Ice...
by Katy Purviance on 02/23/10 @ 07:33:57 pm
Categories: Green Design | 124 words | 1134 views

…and people in Los Angeles want something natural.

Check out this local business I just learned about called Farmscape.

Farmscape installs raised-bed vegetable gardens in front or back yards and offers organic-method garden maintenance and consulting. Our business aims to increase the accessibility and quality of sustainably-grown food in the Los Angeles area.

Check out this timelapse installation.

Farmscape will reduce the complexity and geographic sprawl of your food supply. You and your household can learn by example how to grow your favorite fruits and vegetables the simple way. As a member of our service, you can rely on our friendly service staff to ensure your garden thrives even if you’re often too busy to look after the pest control, soil amendments, harvesting, etc.

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Know of some others I can add here? Let me know. Have you already visited some of these places...or planning on it? Let me know and I will feature your story and your photos here!

I am starting a new kind of architecture school. Unlike most architecture schools, you wouldn't have to submit GRE scores or good grades or letters of recommendation. You wouldn't have to put the rest of your life on hold for 3 to 5 years. You wouldn't have to accrue tens of thousands of dollars in debt. At my architecture school, anyone could come for a few weeks and learn how to build a house with their own two hands. My teachers would take skills and concepts from some of these other workshops I've listed above... except classes would be held year-round to make it easy to fit into your schedule. I would have a number of different campuses around the country that would teach building designs appropriate to the local climate. And I need your help. Can you donate land for a campus? Can you dotate books for a library? Can you teach a workshop? Can you provide start-up capital? Let me know.

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