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Urban Farming Grows Up

October 22, 2008

Discovery Channel’s Matt Danzico investigates vertical farming, an agricultural concept aimed at growing food and raising animals in skyscrapers in city centers.

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Video – In An Absolut World Cities Farm


Part 1. See HD version here. (Click HQ icon when at YouTube site.)

(I believe these creative visions are funded by Absolut Vodka.)

In An Absolut World, Cities Farm. (Parts 1 and 2)

Lehua Chong sent this information about the videos.

Short videos by organic chef / eco-artist Jim Denevan.

“The video features footage and interviews from a dinner that Jim hosted to raise awareness about and show the potential of urban farming.  He hosted a dinner for about 120 eco-chic New Yorkers and prepared a five course menu composed entirely of ingredients from the five boroughs.  Some of the menu items included Rockaway Striped Bass with Bronx Collard Greens, Brooklyn Cranberry Beans, and even cocktails with muddled berries foraged from Central Park.

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Seed sales growing as garden boom hits B.C.

April 22, 2009
By Lisa Johnson
CBC News

Several B.C. seed and plant retailers say business is blooming this year, and the recession, rising food prices and star power may be feeding British Columbians’ growing enthusiasm for gardening.

West Coast Seeds owner Jeanette McCall told CBC News she had expected a busy year at the Delta facility, shipping vegetable and flower seeds to customers, but not this busy.

Stocks of packaged seeds that were supposed to last all season were running out before March.

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