The first residential building with built-in personal gardens for residents may appear in Samara.
Its design will begin next year, and construction a year and a half later, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the leading expert of the FoodNet working group of the National Technology Initiative (NTI) Mikhail Charny. The report says that the project is expected to be implemented within the framework of the FoodNet NTI market roadmap in cooperation with the Ministry of Construction, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation.
As Mikhail Charny told the news agency, “a number of FoodNet NTI companies have active projects in the field of city farming, and now a large construction company has appeared, ready to introduce new NTI developments in city farming into its housing construction project. Several options are being discussed.
“The first option is a residential building, in the basements of which city farms will be located,” Charny explains. “Residents of each entrance will be able to independently grow vegetables or fruits and consume them, share them with other entrances. all apartments inside the building. That is, the project of the apartment will indicate where the closet with a personal city farm can be located. Another option is built-in rooms on technical floors for growing vegetables and fruits, so that people can get food without leaving home. ” , – said the leading expert.
The project of the first such house is supposed to be implemented in Samara, and from scratch, because such city farms, according to the expert, can only be built in new buildings.
“With old houses, you need to conduct a very expensive examination, then make a project and undergo a state examination of this reconstruction. It will be cheaper to build a new house,” Charny explained.
According to him, the design will begin in 2022, it usually takes one and a half to two years for an atypical building, construction is planned to begin in 2024. In the future, this project can be replicated for other regions, “- said Charny. He also added that such gardens can be both paid and free.” For some, it will be an option for employment. For example, you can pay rent in the form of caring for a vegetable garden or a garden of an entrance, “concluded Charny.