Picking vegetables at the Eden Project - St Blazey, Cornwall, England by franieK
Now THIS is what a polyculture garden looks like! Look at how healthy everything is!
- The onions interplanted sporadically keep away a number of pests
- Nothing is concentrated enough to attract a plague of specialised agricultural pests
- The loss of one crop to disease or pests is not catastrophic (so the system is resilient)
- There is always something blooming for the bees
man, what if this is what all farms looked like?
Sydney’s One Central Park, the World’s Tallest Vertical Garden
To see more photos and videos of the vertical garden, explore the Central Park location page on Instagram.
At Central Park in Sydney, Australia, a 33-floor residential building known as One Central Park houses the world’s tallest vertical garden. Designed by Parisian architect Jean Nouvel, the garden towers at 115 meters (380 feet) and showcases panels of greenery designed by French botanist Patrick Blanc. The panels, some of which are several stories tall, are scattered around the building’s facade and carry 450 types of plants (250 of which are local species).
In addition to the garden, One Central Park is also known for the cantilever that juts out from the top floors of the building. A heliostat of motorized mirrors is installed underneath the cantilever, reflecting sunlight to various areas of the garden. LED art installations designed by French light artist Yann Kersalé are also built into the cantilever, lighting up the environment throughout the night.
The Pinch is a small community center and library located in the mountain village of Shuanghe, China. Designed by John Lin and Olivier Ottevaere, the pinch features a curved roof which doubles as a children’s slide, an indoor library and a playground.