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Farming In The Big City

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:54:39 CDT
By: IPR's Peter Gray

Farming In The Big City Large banks of fluorescent lamps provide the spectrum of light that keeps the floating beds of plants alive year-round in The Plant Chicago - a vertical farming facility. (Peter Gray/Harvest Public Media)
Cities throughout the Midwest are full of foodies looking for local food. Farmers in surrounding areas are making inroads in urban markets, but many producers are also trying to grow more food inside urban centers. As city real estate moguls have known for years in the densely packed urban core you will find more space going up rather than spreading out. Peter Gray of Harvest Public Media reports on vertical farming.

Harvest Public Media is a collaboration of Midwest stations focusing on farm and food production issues

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