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Up Top Acres – How One Rooftop Farm Could Make Your City Better

Up Top Acres operates a network of rooftop farms across the DC metro area. Traditional farms measure the distance their produce travels in miles driven – we measure ours in flights of stairs.

Presented By BuzzFeed & Hyundai
Published on Jun 12, 2017
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Founded in 2014, Up Top Acres was started by Kristof, Kathleen and Jeff, 3 DC natives who met while attending DC Public Schools. After graduating college, the team returned to DC with the goal to make the city they grew up in a better place for their friends and family who call DC home.

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India: Students create organic vegetable garden in school

Students and teachers of Marudhamalai Devasthanam Higher Secondary School, Vadavalli, at their organic vegetable garden on school premises. Click image to see larger file.

Sharing their experience, the students said that the farming taught them the hardships of farmers and motivated them to contribute their part to society.

By S. Pavith Valsel
The Hindu
Sept 7, 2017

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Started in June, the students cultivate spinach, tomato, ladies finger, pumpkin, bottle guard, coriander and lettuce among others in the organic vegetable garden. They do mixed cropping and crop rotation to retain the fertility of the soil.

Produces of the vegetable garden are used to provide lunch for the students. There has been days when students were able to take home their produces too.

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