Thursday 17 March 2011

Manchester's Vertical Farm

Goodness me it's been hard keeping this one quiet. We've been very, very lucky at Creative Concern HQ to be working with the Manchester International Festival on a proposed vertical farm, right here in Manchester, housed within a transformed office block.

We've worked on the feasibility with sustainable food expert Debbie Ellen, Capital Relations and, naturally, our brilliant friends at Urbed.

More details eventually... but for now, here's Urbed's visual schematic as a 'taster' and I suggest you all book your tickets for the awesome Dickson Despommier!


  1. What a wonderful idea!
    Will it be open for visits?

  2. That's the idea Valerie... and we want to generate a healthy volunteer flow too! MIF should be able to confirm location fairly soon.

  3. Cool idea. It reminds me of the pavilion that MVRDV produced for the EXPO 2000 in Hannover:

  4. Hi Steve, Have you got your bees all lined up for this? Let me know if not. Cheers Joe

  5. Hello there - sorry, no I don't think Debbie's got a website. Will check!

  6. Sounds really exciting!We wish you well in your growing!
    We have a vertical aquaponic set up not far from you on Anglesey. We also have differing methods of hydroponics and aquaponics if you are interested.