Cultivate Kansas City is a non-profit organization that helps address the need for more locally grown, healthy fruits and vegetables, provides support for small farm business development, and supports the community in creating a healthy food system and a new vision for Kansas City neighborhoods. At their Juniper Gardens Training Farm, low-income and refugee families enroll in a four-year program to grow their own farm business. In order for these refugee farmers to rely solely on their farm income, there is a need for a seasonal greenhouse in which transplants and container-grown food crops can be grown outside of the summer season.
Participants of Eco Abet's 2012 Winter Design Charrette were asked to integrate existing technologies to design a greenhouse that will be energy efficient, water conserving, attractive and secure, building code compliant, replicable, modular and extendible; and affordable.
To learn more about the efforts of Cultivate KC: http://www.cultivatekc.org/
The design concepts and imagery were a result of the collective talent of Chris Richards, Brad Reynolds, Douglas Dietrich, Dominique Davison, Jennifer Lehmkuhl, Jesse Crupper, Karie Kneller, Larry Kinney, Sarah Murphy, Charlie Vega, Steve Mann, and Katherine Kelly.