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Las Vegas: Urban Seed Breaks Ground And Plans To Revolutionize Local Farming

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Renderings of the future Urban Seed greenhouse array. Click on image for larger file.

“I said, ‘Urban farming is coming to Las Vegas. This has to be a local thing. This has to be a local story.” – Rachel Wenman

Al Mancini
Vegas Seven
July 20, 2016

Excerpt:

On July 29, the company will break ground on the first of eight hydroponic greenhouses set for a desolate swath of Wynn Road between Tropicana and Flamingo, the beginning of a five-year plan to bring 100 such structures to the Valley, as well as a production studio, commercial kitchen and event space. Thanks to their incandescent green glow, the greenhouses will be visible from the Strip. Those facilities and the production studio will be part of Urban Seed’s forthcoming educational and charitable foundation. And Urban Seed’s champions and employees—who consist of more foodies than tech nerds—fervently believe they will launch a worldwide farming revolution while making Las Vegas an environmentally responsible source of high-end produce.

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Chicago Community embraces its garden theater

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Devene Parker and Aida Zeleke of Green Scene Chicago’s Summer Stock Ensemble take a seat under the still-growing scenery for their upcoming play.

All the action takes place in the Winthrop Harmony Arts Garden, which flourishes where a long-vacant three-flat in Uptown, then a trash-covered lot, once stood.

By Sue Ontiveros
Chicago Sun Times
Aug 1, 2016

Excerpt:

We’re accustomed to theatrical ventures where the crew builds and paints the necessary scenery. This is the first one I can remember where the theater troupe planted and watered it.

But that’s just what’s happening as Green Scene Chicago’s Summer Stock Teen Ensemble gets ready for its free performances Aug. 11 and 12 of “Jacklyn and the Beanstalk,” a fresh approach to the childhood classic. The play talks about conquering fears while putting in a good word for beans. (In this case, purple pole beans.)

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