Paris to open the world’s largest urban rooftop farm pioneering its own technique in aeroponic farming

Paris is to house the world’s largest urban farm when a 150,000-square-foot rooftop garden, pioneering its own technique in aeroponic “vertical” farming, opens next year. The farm, located in the 15th arrondissement where it will occupy the rooftop of an exhibition complex, will grow more than 2,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables every day during high season. Equivalent to the size of about two football … Continue reading Paris to open the world’s largest urban rooftop farm pioneering its own technique in aeroponic farming

The World’s Wonderful Parklands: Promenade Plantée, Paris, France

Cities around the world are making good use of disused space and filling it with nature. Paris’s Promenade Plantée is the world’s first elevated park, built on the former Vincennes railway line. Stretching 2.9 miles, Promenade Plantée runs from just east of the Place de la Bastille through the 12th arrondissement to the Peripherique highway. The elevated park features an array of trees, plants and … Continue reading The World’s Wonderful Parklands: Promenade Plantée, Paris, France

Végétalisons Paris: Parisians encouraged to green their city by planting public gardens

Végétalisons Paris is encouraging citizens of Paris to get involved in “greening the city” by planting their own urban garden. Participants can green the capital in various ways, from cultivating greenery in front of their homes or offices, to creating living walls to a rooftop garden. Paris has a lack of green space. The municipality of Paris has set a target to increase the amount … Continue reading Végétalisons Paris: Parisians encouraged to green their city by planting public gardens

Agricool: Strawberry farming, all year round, in shipping containers in Paris

French startup Agricool is growing GMO-free, pesticide-free strawberries all year round inside shipping containers in the centre of Paris. The startup is creating small urban farms in the middle of Paris using old shipping containers (which it calls “cooltainers”), in which it is able to vertically grow strawberries without the use of pesticides or GMOs, and using 90% less water than crops grown in the ground. Instead of … Continue reading Agricool: Strawberry farming, all year round, in shipping containers in Paris

The House of Zero Waste: Changing Parisians’ habits to produce less waste

The House of Zero Waste (Maison du Zéro Déchet), located in the Montmartre district of Paris, is helping visitors to embrace a zero waste lifestyle by offering practical workshops and training sessions. The House of Zero Waste opened in Paris in July 2017 as a space for discussion on all things zero waste. It is a joint initiative of Zero Waste France, Zero Waste Paris, and other … Continue reading The House of Zero Waste: Changing Parisians’ habits to produce less waste

La REcyclerie: Paris lays on the “green” charm with a repurposed train station

La REcyclerie, located in a former railway station on the Petite Ceinture trainline in Paris, is somewhat of an ode to the three Rs – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Housed in the old Ornano train station, La REcyclerie is a multi-purpose venue – café, bar, restaurant, urban farm and educational and creative centre – with a focus on sustainability. What was once an abandoned railway station is … Continue reading La REcyclerie: Paris lays on the “green” charm with a repurposed train station