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C an you grow food, essentially farm, if you live in the city? Dutch-born Joost Bakker is the creator of hospitality venues Greenhouse by Joost and Silo By Joost, as well as the building company Built By Joost. Over the last two decades he has worked on a multitude of concepts and products that have encompassed sustainable design practices. Driven by making a difference to the world, Joost's innovations in building materials, waste treatment and nutrition are attracting global interest. Living in a time where there are many challenges and uncertainties regarding resources and the state of the environment, people are welcoming Joost's pioneering ideas and thinking. Joost is regularly invited to share the principles behind what he does, in order to inspire others to contribute to a better future.

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Stephanie Brisebois ~ 29 | May | 2013 9:28 AM

This was amazing, inspirational and directly on point. We need to think about the opportunities we have to create green spaces in our local communities and start action-ing them.

Toni powell ~ 18 | May | 2013 1:55 AM

was one of the two best talks

Jason Kemp ~ 15 | May | 2013 5:09 AM

This was one of my fave talks of the day. I did wonder though if your roof is covered in soil can you still get drinking water off there?

Remo Giuffre ~ 13 | May | 2013 8:54 AM

That's not an intricate tattoo pattern on Joost's left hand. That's his talk :) Love the low key yet impactful delivery of someone who is more about DOING it than talking about it.