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Inside the world’s most innovative urban farms

May 10, 2018, 8:34 AM EDT
(Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture/flickr)
(Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture/flickr)

Hyper-local urban farming is getting more inventive and resilient as it evolves to cater to a growing population that wants fresh, safe, farm-to-table food.

The traditional practice of growing fruits and vegetables at one place and shipping the produce to hundreds of miles away has given way to a more direct, shorter and economical model whereby urban farms are popping up on rooftops of grocery stores, basements, and even vertical spaces, providing fresh food without any need for expensive packaging and haulage, notes Leaps Mag.

Such urban farms, which include INFARM in Berlin, Farm.One in New York, Farmwall in Melbourne among others, are experimenting in their own innovative ways helping cities become self-sufficient in their food production and cut waste and environmental stress.