Plans have been submitted to create a first-of-its-kind urban farm on top of a multi-story car park in Birmingham. Slow Food Birmingham, a grassroots organization that promotes hyperlocal food production, has sent proposals to the council to build a farm, glasshouses, community space and garden, as well as an education hub and cafe on the site. The farm will provide fresh locally grown food for residents, it said, while promoting sustainable agriculture and reducing carbon emissions. Urban Design Hub, which created the designs for the project, said: “The hope is that by using circular economy principles, this project can be a catalyst for reconnecting the local community to healthier and locally grown food while shifting their perception of what the built environment looks like.”

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