Archive for July, 2010


July 21, 2010

Terreform ONE is very pleased to announce the winners of Mowing to Growing: Reinventing the American Lawn, A Design Competition for Creating Productive Green Space in Cities

The competition called for technical, urbanistic, and architectural strategies not simply for the food production required to feed the cities and suburbs, but the possibilities of diet, agriculture, and retrofitted facilities that could achieve that level within the constraints of the local climate and conditions. The entries ranged from vertical farms, neighborhood farms, farming on vacant lots and buildings, abandoned infrastructure, front lawns, strip malls, roof tops, river barges and inside trailers. The competition drew 202 teams and 850 team members from more than 20 countries and five continents. It became a big challenge to narrow them down to 30 semifinalists. From there, the jury had a really difficult job to select the finalists. In the end, they decided on two winners that represented two general groups of entries: Design Proposals and Community Proposals.

The finalists will be featured on,, and our media sponsors. They will be also exhibited at the Award Ceremony on July 29, 2010. The two winners will receive $5000 each.

Congratulations to all of our winners! Please go to our website to view the winners and the finalists.