Farm Above the Pavement [Giveaway]

Above-the-pavement-the-farmLeave a comment below through the end of Friday, October 1, 2010, to be considered for this random book giveaway.*

A couple years ago, Public Farm 1 — an urban farm installation by WORKac — opened in the courtyard of MOMA P.S.1.  P.F.1 combined concepts of sustainable design and sustainable agriculture and was built with recyclable materials, powered by solar photovoltaics, and maintained by rain collection system. 

In a book published by Princeton Architectural Press, Above the Pavement — The Farm! Architecture & Agriculture at P.F.1, which the publisher sent to us, Amale Andraos and Dan Wood, co-founders of WORKac, provide an inside perspective as to how P.F.1 came to be. 

For more pictures, commentary, and information on the public farm, feel free to grab a copy of Above the Pavement — The Farm! on Amazon.

*To participate in this giveaway contest, leave a comment here by midnight MST on Friday, October 1, 2010.  One comment per person; use a valid email; available only in the United States.  By leaving a comment, you agree to the terms and conditions relating to giveaways on Jetson Green.

  • Dutchpants

    I guess $15 on amazon is not too bad if I don’t win…

  • Andrew

    This book looks great! As someone who has built and managed raised beds and a small farm, and also someone who has worked in a school garden for a while, I am encouraged to see that so many people are not only interested, but excited about getting back to the land and doing their own thing!

  • Culver Daniel

    As I said in the previous comment, I just found your blog. I work for a green Architectural firm that does Design Build. I’m very interested in green building and natural farming and would like to learn more about the intersection of architecture and agriculture.

    • Preston

      Welcome Culver, glad to have you as a reader!

  • matt

    Very cool book! big fan of your blog, please keep up the great work!

  • Supercruz57

    imagine the world where we see the food we eat growing in our community. Imagine the planet where we live sustainable lives with negligable footprints on the earth. Imagine peace on earth. This is part of it. I’m in.

  • Roots549

    Just about anywhere in the world there is more urban farming than here in the US. But as the value of the dollar continues to decline, food costs will go up. We are already seeing more and more urban foods being grown, good!

  • Liza

    Imagine if all hot bitumen roads were partitioned off with raised beds to creates safe bike lanes and pleasant pedestrian paths! How cool would that be! And it would slow down traffic! And it would encourage residents, pedestrians and bikers to take to the streets! Safer neighbourhoods and more locally grown food! Better than trying to find vacant lots of land for community farms! Turn the whole community into a farm! Love it! Can I have the book please?

  • Squaggy68

    Book looks fantastic!

  • Stephen Mancari

    I live in LA. This would be great.

    • Preston

      Stephen, congrats! You’ve won the book … I’ll email you to get information.

  • Alexandra Cosgrove

    Very cool looking book! Looks like a good read on a great project!

  • Angela

    Just found your website while I was researching an article on modern design and sustainability. Great stuff! I’ll definitely be a returning reader.

    LOVE free books! Sustainable food production is an issue dear to my heart…

  • Chad Ludeman

    I would read this and enjoy it.

  • Collin Yarbrough

    This is a really cool idea, I am working on a research team here at my school with concepts similar to this.

  • MikeW

    Yes, I want to read this!

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