set + drift wheel out shopping cart farming
 
set + drift wheel out shopping cart farming
may 21, 2010

set + drift wheel out shopping cart farming

miki iwasaki of mi-workshop builds architecture for the pole bean climbers

 

 

 

 

‘the farm proper’ is a mobile, urban farm under development by interdisciplinary creative studio set & drift in collaboration with mi-workshop in barrio logan, san diego. maintained by artists, designers and backyard growers, this experimental project uses abandoned and re-purposed shopping carts as the main tool in growing organic vegetables. in doing this, the goal was to create a replicable model for urban cultivation and pocket farms.

set + drift wheel out shopping cart farming ‘the farmer proper’

 

set + drift wheel out shopping cart farming results of a seed bombing potluck at ‘the farm proper’

 

set + drift wheel out shopping cart farming

 

set + drift wheel out shopping cart farming

 

set + drift wheel out shopping cart farming

 

set + drift wheel out shopping cart farming

 

set + drift wheel out shopping cart farming

 

set + drift wheel out shopping cart farming

  • I completely agree, with both sides, it is theft – but it’s from an industry that we could do without if everyone grew a bit of veg, and traded with their neighbours.
    This idea is a great one for small urban farmers, and I’ll definitely keep my eyes peeled for carts left around by people who litter.

    Dublin, Ireland
  • get with it people someone is doing something to provide food from consumer based waste IE shopping carts. things that shouldn’t be used anyways thats what we have hands for people. get a grip on reality and step outside your comfy little lives and realize that urban farming with or without shopping carts is what it is coming to. with oil spills and people that care more about “laws” than about feeding their fellows humans shame on you all for talking negative.

    future food farmers of america
  • Theft is theft and should be prosecuted to the fullest. Carts are not thrown out, they are sent out to be rebuilt. And for those not in the know, even smaller metro areas have enterprising people who have businesses that all they do is gather and return carts to their rightful owners.

    Jim
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