15 Apr '11, 6pm

Making School Lunches Healthier with Home Town Farms:

Home Town Farms is a pioneer in the development of vertical, organic, urban farming as the solution to many of the problems stemming from how we grow and eat food. Growing plants upright in urban greenhouses might seem unusual, but the method produces several advantages compared to conventional agriculture. By growing crops like tomatoes, cucumbers, or beans this way, they can boost productivity six to eight fold, growing more food in less space. Growing food with such a high productivity method means it can be done in the urban and suburban areas where land is at a premium. These methods reduce water use by 85%, reduce fertilizer use by 80%, and reduce land use by 70%, all of which means it costs less to grow food using their method. And that means you can give kids fresh healthy food for lunch that will cost less than the bad food they’re eating today. It’s hard to argue...

Full article: http://ecopreneurist.com/2011/04/15/making-school-lunches...

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