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Episode 26: Rooftop Gardens, Waste, Smallholders & Perennial Vegetables

This is the World Organic News Podcast for the week ending 1st of August 2016.

Jon Moore reporting!

Welcome to our six month anniversary podcast! Unfortunately we missed last week’s episode through illness and a voice which just didn’t work so here we are in August.

This week we begin with a post of hope and change. The blog Gemstars reports on a group of New York millennials who bailed from their desk jobs to take up the art of rooftop gardening in Brooklyn. Growing food where it’s eaten has many advantages. Freshness, lack of embedded CO2 from transportation and micro climate adaptation, over time, being some. Possible problems to be overcome include, the structural integrity of the rooftop being farmed, the ambient levels of pollution and, of course, the long hand of bureaucracy and municipal codes.  Continue reading →