Posted 25 August 2011, by Laura Horton, About (New York Times), about.com
The City of Atlanta has recently announced that they will be creating a large urban farm on Trinity Avenue in an empty lot across from City Hall. The project is part of Atlanta’s efforts to become a top 10 sustainable city and will be open to the public in addition to serving as an educational space. The area totals just under an acre and is slated to open in Spring 2012.
There is a contest being held to design the farm. The competition is open to professionals, students and educators in agriculture, architecture, construction, design, development, engineering, horticulture, landscape architecture, planning and other fields interested in urban agriculture. All entrants must be residents of the state of Georgia. The winning designer (or team of designers) will receive a $25,000 cash prize along with being publicly recognized by the city for their contributions.
If you are interested in participating in the design competition, you must register online by October 14 and submit your design by November 1. Submissions must include a number of drawings, plus budget outlines for construction and operations of the farm.