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The Economist: Newly fashionable, allotments would profit from a touch of the market

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Fruit and vegetable prices are up 30% since 2008, while overall inflation was 13% and wage rises much lower.

The Economist
Oct 5, 2013

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Still, allotments are cheap—rents are usually around £40 ($65) a year—with the scarce land rationed using queues. The waiting list is equivalent to half the allotments in England, but supply of new plots is inflexible. Only 1,950 new strips of land have been set up by councils in the past two years. They are expensive to develop—a typical one costs £2,000.

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November 7, 2013   Comments Off on The Economist: Newly fashionable, allotments would profit from a touch of the market

10 Urban Agriculture Projects in Chicago to Explore

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At Chicago Lights Urban Farm, one of the great urban agriculture projects in Chicago on Food Tank’s list, delicious and healthy produce grows under the city skyline. (crfsproject/Flickr)

The largest indoor aquaponic vertical farm in the United States, Farmed Here is also the first vertical farm to be USDA Certified Organic.

By Kathleen Corr
Foodtank
Oct 31, 2013

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In neighborhoods, in parks, on rooftops, and even at its airports, urban agriculture in Chicago is thriving. Food Tank has compiled a list of ten urban farming projects in Chicago that are definitely worth a visit.

1. Urban Canopy Rooftop Farm – 1400 W. 46th Street, Back of the Yards, Chicago, IL
Located on the rooftop of The Plant building, the Urban Canopy is a rooftop farm and Local Unified Community Supported Agriculture site. Visits to the Urban Canopy can include “Dinner Dates” hosted at the rooftop farm, membership in the farm’s Compost Club, or simply volunteering to work on the farm.

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