Growing Cities: Can Urban Farming Spread Across the USA? by @thisbigcity

“80% of people in the United States now live in cities. They have to be fed.” So begins the trailer for Growing Cities (embedded below) and the film itself stays true to this simple but important idea. Visiting urban farming projects across the USA, stars and creators Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouquette witness farming ideas that closely mirror the culture of the city they are located within. With space at a premium in New York City, their urban farming project of choice takes Susman and Monbouquette to a rooftop so green, you have to wonder about its structural integrity. Over in Chicago, density is also a defining force, with many levels of urban agriculture happening inside Chicago’s The Plant , aided by no shortage of UV lights and aquaponics. Meanwhile in Detroit and Philadelphia, lack of available space is hardly an issue. Urban agriculture projects are happening on u...

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/node/261041

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