City dwellers in London unite to grow their own food. Urban
agriculture projects like these are a small but growing phenomena
that reduce London's ecological damage. London educator Adam Rock
describes the benefits of community-grown food in the British
eco-friendly magazine Resurgence.
'The fresh food
they get comes with barely any food miles, no packaging and no
waste (assuming that the scraps are recycled as compost back at the
site). As a sustainable food culture it can hardly be beaten and it
is happening in the midst of the inner city.' The environmental
group SUSTAIN is trying to bring together a number of these
different projects under the flag of East London Food Futures to
create a local food network.--Sara V.
ALSO: Check out the recent Utne Reader article:
Garden in the Sky.
In Chicago and
elsewhere, rooftops are coming alive with greenery.