suckerPUNCH - center for urban farming

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Overview

This open international ideas competition is for a Center for Urban Farming.

Category Idea Competition / Competition Result / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Culture-Centre
Country New York, United States
Registration Deadline 22 August 2011 (see "Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 22 August 2011 (via Online)
Eligibility All

Description
As the interest and demand rises in New York City for locally grown food and the appreciation for a wealth ofvegetables and plants deepens, there exists an opportunity to develop an urban agriculture for the city. Urbanfarming has the potential to raise city dwellers’ awareness of their food sources and increase their appreciationfor agriculture and sustainable practices. In addition to providing fresh nutrient rich food, the farms will providea wealth of new employment opportunities in the city as well as potential revenue from urban farm markets. Waste incurred by shipping food into the city will also be reduced and will allow for even fresher farm to tableopportunities at the markets and restaurants.
This open international ideas competition is for a Center for Urban Farming. This center will experiment witha small farm within New York City while also developing programs and serving as an educational hub for thepromotion of urban agriculture. The facilities will house testing centers for developing means of safely and ef-ficiently farming in the city as well as offices for staff working to develop land in the city and promote the cause.There will also be exhibition space and lecture space for events and symposia.

Jury
robert BRACKETT (ffflourish)
lonn COMBS (EASTON + COMBS)
abigail COOVER (hume coover studio, suckerPUNCH)
anna DYSON (Center for Architecture Science & Ecology)
jose GONZALEZ (SOFTlab)
nathan HUME (hume coover studio, suckerPUNCH)
sean LALLY (WEATHERS)
ronnie PARSONS (studioMODE)
mike SZIVOS (SOFTlab)
keith VANDERSYS (PEG office of landscape + architecture)

Prize
$2500

Entry Fee
Early registration fee: $35 (23 May 2011)
Registration fee: $65

Entries
2 boards at 18” high x 24” wide

Timetable
Winners will be posted on suckerPUNCH: 05 September 2011

Links
Past winners

Organizer
suckerPUNCH

Official Website
http://www.suckerpunchdaily.com/2011/04/10/....