“Ron Finley, a resident of South Los Angeles, received an arrest warrant for planting vegetables in front of his house. The city required he manage the property and this is how he chose to take care of it. His gardening group, Green Grounds, took a stand and created a petition and enough community support that
The Los Angeles Times highlighted his story, which went viral. Because of the global attention, the local city council revoked the warrant and changed city policy. Under the new law anyone can create a free gardens next to sidewalks.”
“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.”