ARCH 202 Spring 2013
Building an Urban Honey Oasis
The 10 students in Berke’s class were tasked with designing a honey production facility that could thrive in one of four post-industrial cities: Buffalo, NY; Fresno, CA; Jacksonville, FL; or Memphis, TN. The cities were chosen not just for the unique issues they face as a result of deindustrialization, but for the benefits and challenges their climates pose to bees. Over the course of the spring semester, students learned about hyperlocal food production by studying Bay Area culinary businesses, and got a crash course in bees.