Southhall, the Farm-Focused Resort Set on Idyllic Working Farm in Historic Franklin, Tennessee Opens This Summer–Hospitality Net, April 1, 2022
Southhall is a shining example of the new farm-centered wellness resorts and the soon-to-open, 325-acre property will offer a unique menu of farm, wellness and adventure programming that will give guests acres of land for foraging and very immersive, hands-on farming education and experiences.
How the Pandemic Changed Food Self-Sufficiency at Asian Hotels and Resorts– Travel Daily News Asia, March 8, 2022
As guests dwindled during the pandemic, many Asian hotels invested in the land, cultivating gardens, farms and orchards to support staff and move towards a more sustainable operating model—such as Alba Wellness Valley and Meliá Ho Tram Beach Resort in Vietnam. The resorts report that their initially humble farms are expanding fast and farm-immersion experiences will now become key programming for guests.
Silicon Valley’s New Sustainable Housing Complex Comes with Its Own Farm–Interesting Engineering, December 8, 2021
Agrihood in Silicon Valley is a prime example of the new…agrihoods. What makes this $200 million project (that can produce 20,000 pounds of produce a year) unique is that it’s an urban agrihood and is designed for low-income and senior residents. This article gives the details on the welcome new project which will open in 2023.
The Rise of At-Home Hydroponic Gardens–Modern Farmer, September 11, 2021
One of so many articles about how intelligent indoor gardening systems are growing globally, with companies such as Gardyn, Lettuce Grow and Click and Grow letting people grow greens, vegetables, herbs, mushrooms and fruits right in their living room or kitchen year-round.
The Next Level in Sustainability: Nature Restoration–The New York Times, March 15, 2022
This article covers an important trend in real estate: developers are no longer simply preserving nature, but are actively restoring natural habitats. Prominent examples include Expedia’s $900 million Seattle headquarters which extensively restored the habitat and soil of a former industrial waterfront site with a coastal meadow teeming with native plants—and River Ring, new waterfront Brooklyn high-rises for low- and middle-income residents designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, with restored tidal pools and salt marshes providing a landscape for herons and egrets to forage (and a private beach!).
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