Saturday, November 14, 2015

Urban farming

Currently, estimates are that 15 percent of all food in the United States is produced in a metropolitan area, said Mike Hogan, educator with Ohio State University Extension in Franklin County, Ohio. That includes food grown in home and community gardens, urban farms, and even urban aquaculture facilities.

Hogan will be speaking Monday, November 16, at Ohio State at 109 Physical Activity and Education Services – PAES

PAES was completed in 2006 and replaced Larkins Hall which was built in 1931.  According to the contractor’s website (Gilbane) it was estimated at $152 million, and has 650,000 sq. ft. The complex which I believe includes RPAC  includes a seven pool aquatic center, basketball, volleyball, badminton, racquetball and squash courts, more than 27,500 SF fitness and conditioning space, student wellness center, synthetic turf gymnasium, as well as a climbing wall and outdoor adventure center.

If you’ve ever wondered why college costs are so much higher than when you attended, even accounting for inflation, PAES type buildings are part of the reason, along with expanding faculty and administration staff.

1 comment:

C. Allen said...

That's a perfect, to-the-point example. Thank you.