Food Sustainability

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Saving Seeds for an Uncertain Climate

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 04.24.2017


An organization in California is preserving unusual varieties of fruits and vegetables that might flourish in a warmer climate. When Rowen White was 17 she started working on an organic farm. And she discovered that there was more to the world of fruits and vegetables than what’s for sale in most supermarkets.   White: “We […]


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Rooftop Gardening In Chicago

tsedevino 03.10.2016


“As the sun rises, the glowing lights in the huge rooftop greenhouse dim. Here, lettuce never sleeps. It grows, quickly — much more quickly than it would in a farm field. And there is a lot of it, as well as other types of salad greens and herbs.

At nearly two acres, this greenhouse atop a soap factory in Chicago’s historic Pullman neighborhood is enormous. Its owners, New York-based Gotham Greens, claim there is no bigger rooftop greenhouse in the world.”


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