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San Francisco 49ers go green with 'Faithful Farm' atop Levi’s Stadium thumbnail

San Francisco 49ers go green with 'Faithful Farm' atop Levi’s Stadium

Sep. 12, 2016

Levi’s Stadium, the winner of the 2015 SportsBusiness Journal award for Sports Facility of the Year and the home of the San Francisco 49ers, recently unveiled the first-ever rooftop farm on a professional sports arena.

The “Faithful Farm” is a vegetable and herb garden that will generate 150 pounds of produce per week, featuring nearly 40 rotating crops that will be used for dishes served in club spaces at the stadium in addition to 200-plus private events every year.

Sports Illustrated

Levi's Stadium, home of the 49ers, unveils rooftop farm thumbnail

Levi's Stadium, home of the 49ers, unveils rooftop farm

Sep. 08, 2016

The home of the San Francisco 49ers has unveiled a new urban farm on the roof of the football stadium. It's expected to generate 150 pounds of produce each week that will be used to cook up food items for club spaces and private events at the stadium.

CNN Money

Levi’s Stadium debuts rooftop farm atop Niners’ home thumbnail

Levi’s Stadium debuts rooftop farm atop Niners’ home

Sep. 08, 2016

Levi’s Stadium took farm-to-fork to new heights.

The $1.2 billion Santa Clara home of the 49ers unveiled a rooftop farm Thursday that will help supply fresh produce and herbs to the facility’s club level food service.

Dubbed “Faithful Farm” in honor of Niners’ fans, the 4,000-square-foot organic garden is the first-ever rooftop farm at a major professional sports venue, according to team and stadium officials. Fresh-picked shishito peppers, special “49ers Squash” and much more will be served to patrons at games.

Sacramento Bee

Raise your garden beds: Process yields benefits over ground-level plots, fans say thumbnail

Raise your garden beds: Process yields benefits over ground-level plots, fans say

Jun. 17, 2016

Matthew Geldin is an expert at making beds — and not just any old garden variety.

Actually, they can be found in the garden just off patios or in what once might have been seldom-used side yards now reclaimed. These are raised beds, designed for ease in planting, maintaining and harvesting backyard crops. They’re not new, but they’ve suddenly become garden darlings by choice.

Monterey Herald

The Getty Salad Garden | an installation of organic heirloom vegetables and salad greens thumbnail

The Getty Salad Garden | an installation of organic heirloom vegetables and salad greens

Apr. 22, 2016

The Getty Salad Garden, an installation of organic heirloom vegetables and salad greens growing in graphically rendered raised beds, emerged on the Getty Center grounds from October 2015 to January 2016.

Presented as a three way collaboration between the landscape architecture studio Terremoto, the artist and writer Julia Sherman, and the urban agricultural garden company Farmscape, the Getty Salad Garden was conceived as a dynamic platform for conversations and education, and drew together a wide variety of creative voices.

World Landscape Architecture

A Farm on the Roof in the City thumbnail

A Farm on the Roof in the City

Apr. 02, 2016

As the sun begins to inch above the San Francisco skyline on a see-your-breath November morning, farmers and kitchen staff are already moving across the rooftop at STEM Kitchen|Garden, a farm-to-table restaurant topped with an on-site farm.

Pacific Horticulture

Providence Restaurant's Rooftop Garden thumbnail

Providence Restaurant's Rooftop Garden

Dec. 09, 2015

Providence restaurant at 5955 Melrose Ave. is one of many restaurants growing up -- as in to the roof where they garden and then use the fresh ingredients in the Hollywood eatery pictured Dec. 8, 2015.

LA Daily News

Salad-Making Is Performance Art At The Getty In Los Angeles thumbnail

Salad-Making Is Performance Art At The Getty In Los Angeles

Nov. 09, 2015

If the Getty Center in Los Angeles is going to treat salad as art, then you can bet iceberg lettuce is not part of the equation. And indeed, from now through January 11, the Salad Garden performance art stage features artists making salads from more than 50 exquisite heirloom herbs, vegetables and edible flowers.

The Salt (NPR)

A salad grows at the Getty Center: Artist Julia Sherman on the roots of her unusual project thumbnail

A salad grows at the Getty Center: Artist Julia Sherman on the roots of her unusual project

Oct. 21, 2015

It's no secret that a number of Getty Center visitors spend little time in the galleries and a lot of it in the photogenic gardens designed by artist Robert Irwin, meandering along the descending tree-lined walkway, through the bougainvillea arbor and around the geometric arrangement of azalea floats hovering over a vast, circular pool.

LA Times

Grow Your Own Grocery Store: A Beautiful Solution to Food Deserts thumbnail

Grow Your Own Grocery Store: A Beautiful Solution to Food Deserts

Oct. 01, 2015

At Debbie Goldwasser’s home in the San Francisco area, the grass was brown, sacrificed to the drought that’s slowly suffocating California. But, she and her husband wondered, might there be a landscaping alternative both sustainable and practical?

The Daily Beast

3 Things to Know About STEM in Mission Bay thumbnail

3 Things to Know About STEM in Mission Bay

Dec. 14, 2014

The garden was designed by Lara Hermanson (of Farmscape Gardens) and has raised beds arranged in artful patterns, drawing the eye towards the Bay.

Zagat

In urban farming, a different taste of L.A. thumbnail

In urban farming, a different taste of L.A.

Nov. 12, 2014

It provides work for a local urban farming venture called Farmscape Gardens, whose farmers plant the Jonathan Club's seeds, compost the beds and rotate the crops.

LA Times

Urban Gardening on the Rise Atop Downtown Los Angeles Skyscrapers thumbnail

Urban Gardening on the Rise Atop Downtown Los Angeles Skyscrapers

Nov. 12, 2014

Farmscape is a local company that specializes in building urban gardens. Company rep Dan Allen says L.A.'s high-rise rooftops are actually an ideal place for herbs, vegetables and even fruit trees.

ABC Los Angeles

Urban farming takes root in downtown Los Angeles thumbnail

Urban farming takes root in downtown Los Angeles

Nov. 11, 2014

Daniel Allen, CEO of farming company Farmscape, believes more gardens will crop up as developers add rooftop gardens to new condo and apartment buildings.

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Oakland plowing a path for urban farming on vacant lots thumbnail

Oakland plowing a path for urban farming on vacant lots

Oct. 20, 2014

“We can’t feed everyone by doing this, but it’s a start,” said Lara Hermanson, owner of Farmscape, an urban gardening and landscaping company in Oakland.

San Francisco Chronicle

California’s Largest Urban Farming Venture Finds Opportunity in Demand for Local Food thumbnail

California’s Largest Urban Farming Venture Finds Opportunity in Demand for Local Food

Sep. 22, 2014

Farmscape Gardens is California’s largest urban farming company, bringing edible gardens to residential and commercial customers alike.

Seedstock

Meet Niki Nakayama, One of the World's Only Female Kaiseki Chefs thumbnail

Meet Niki Nakayama, One of the World's Only Female Kaiseki Chefs

Aug. 08, 2014

In her modest backyard, with the help of Dan Allen of urban garden design outfit Farmscape, she cultivates Japanese vegetable and herb varietals, as well as other plants, to exacting specifications.

The Wall Street Journal

With in-house gardens, restaurants take 'eat local' movement to the next step thumbnail

With in-house gardens, restaurants take 'eat local' movement to the next step

Jul. 28, 2012

The day I came to visit, Daniel Allen was there helping out. He works for Farmscape, a company that builds organic gardens for residential spaces, schools and restaurants.

KPCC Off-Ramp

Farmscape Brings Urban Agriculture to Los Angeles thumbnail

Farmscape Brings Urban Agriculture to Los Angeles

Jun. 25, 2012

A company called Farmscape is proving that there's enough of an appetite for farming on residential land to turn the proposition into a high-growth business.

GOOD