Its almost architecture you can eat. Arquitectonica is the putting finishing touches on its new world headquarters in downtown Coconut Grove. With architecture/design offices on four continents, that's quite an honor. The building, located at Rice and Oak, pays tribute to Mother Nature with its state-of-the-art "green" design that includes edible landscaping.
Last month my son Dylan was asked to install a 60-foot edible garden on the building's east side. In the months ahead you'll be able to stroll down Rice Street enjoying a profusion of herbs, vegetables, and fruit trees growing where once was concrete.
Pineapple, papaya, and banana.
Last week Ruy Arango and his brother, Dylan,
were busy putting plants in the ground
Maybe you'd like a garden of your own. Most of my son's business, Ready-to-Grow Gardens, is installing raised-bed gardens in schools and residences. South Florida is perfect for for these because of our thin, sandy soil. Get in touch with Dylan, (786-436-7703 or Dylan@Ready-to-Grow.com) if you'd like more information. You can also visit his website, http://www.ready-to-grow.com/.
Arquitectonica's new office should be completed this week. With trees shooting out of its atrium and pineapples growing outside, it's another good reason to visit Coconut Grove.