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Gather ’round the table

In Excerpts on May 10, 2011 at 7:26 am

If the good people at GOOD have anything going for them, it’s that they’re ideas people:

With so many schools closing their doors due to budget cuts and declining enrollment, we asked GOOD readers to imagine a way to repurpose an abandoned school building so that the space once again serves the needs of its community. We’re thrilled to announce that our winner is the “Farm to Table Urban Food Center” designed by “illustrator, designer, thinker, writer, and story-teller” Caroline Hadilaksono.

The practical and innovative design is modeled on of the floor plan of her neighborhood school, Wilton Place Elementary School in Los Angeles. It includes an outdoor urban farm; forward-thinking indoor hydroponic farms and vertical gardens; a for-profit cafe, farmer’s market, and produce store; and a nonprofit kitchen for feeding the homeless community.

Launch the plan here.

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