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Japan: ‘Tokyo Salad’ growing 400 plants in unused warehouse located under elevated transit lines

The strict hygienic conditions inside of the Tokyo Metro Co.’s cultivation center in Tokyo’s Edogawa Ward. (Mainichi)

Tokyo Metro Goes ‘Train to Table’ with Hydroponic Lettuce

By Leon Kaye
Triple Pundit
Dec 19th, 2017

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As showcased recently in one of Tokyo’s major daily newspapers, the company, Tokyo Salad, is growing about 400 plants in what was previously an unused warehouse located under one of the subway system’s elevated transit lines. The startup, a joint venture between rail operator Tokyo Metro and a development company, currently markets 11 varieties of greens.

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Man hopes urban farming can transform Kansas City neighborhood

During a tour of Kansas City’s Pink Pony Farm, it looks a lot bigger than two city lots. Plums, tomatoes, garlic and berries grow at the farm near 10th Street and Prospect Avenue.

Charlie Keegan
KSHB
Dec 18, 2017

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But there’s just enough space for him and his wife to work out their calling.

“It’s hard to quantify what that is, but it’s a feeling,” he described what he loves about farming. “And the feeling is positive. It feels good.”

Helkenberg said urban farming spreads that good feeling beyond the farm. First, it fights blight in areas like KC’s east side.

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