Will Allen (right) shows off rich vermicompost to students at Growing Power in Milwaukee. Allen modeled his system after nature, and the only input from outside the garden is kitchen waste.
A garden in Philadelphia puts formerly unused space to work growing food.
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Rooftop gardens make good use of empty space.
Why grow grass in your front yard when you can grow food for yourself and your neighbors?
Growing food and flowers in waste space is an old custom we should revive.
Joel Salatin is a third-generation family farmer in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.
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A rooftop garden at South Bank Centre in London puts dead space to work.
Growing Power chickens scratch up compost, helping it decompose.
From farmer Joel Salatin’s point of view, life in the 21st century just ain’t normal. In “Folks, This Ain’t Normal,” he discusses how far removed we are from the simple, sustainable joy that comes from living close to the land and the people we love.
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