Thursday, September 6, 2012

Grow Food Locally

From Eating the City and Town: Todmorden and Beyond by gmoke in Daily Kos:
Linköping, Sweden, a city of about 104,000 people is considering a vertical farm project to become self-sufficient in food ( while Chicago is already building their first vertical farm ( and Berlin is planning the world's largest rooftop fish and vegetable garden (
In the US, Growing Power ( in Milwaukee is probably the most successful urban gardening project. Today, 1% of the food consumed in Milwaukee is grown in the city but Growing Power wants to increase it to 10% within two years. They plan to build 100 acres of greenhouses for year-round growing and have begun a 20,000 backyard garden program. You can see their founder, Will Allen, talk about their work on CSPAN's Book TV (

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