Farm to fork in New York: The growing movement of urban farming
See BBC video here.
Bringing farms into the cities.
Nov 8, 2012
Adam Shaw travels to New York where he meets some of the pioneers of urban agriculture, including a commercial organic farm using traditional agricultural methods but located on the roof of a six-story block in the shadow of the Empire State Building. He also learns how advances in greenhouse technology are encouraging higher crop yields in a smaller amount of space.
In other episodes in this series, Saima Mohsin visits an innovative research company that has been looking at a revolutionary way to grow plants indoors without natural light in the Netherlands, and Adam meets a specialist in public health who hopes to create a radical approach to growing food in cities – the multi-storied skyscraper farm.