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The Willy Wonka of Urban Agriculture

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Ben Greene of The Farmery discusses his revolutionary approach to urban farming.

The self proclaimed “Willy Wonka of agriculture”, Ben Greene, inventor and founder of The Farmery, provides a behind the scenes look into a prototype farm that grows, sells, and serves food all out of the same building. Greene explains his revolutionary urban farming initiative and the use of aquaponics and hydraponics that make it all possible: