18 Jun '12, 7pm

The author of new book Urban Farms chats with @twyspy about what farms can do for cities:

The author of new book Urban Farms chats with @twyspy about what farms can do for cities:

Sarah Rich, author of Urban Farms . A former editor at Dwell and co-founder of the Foodprint Project , Sarah Rich thinks and writes about food as a key component of today’s urban landscape. So when she and photographer Matthew Benson traveled the country recently documenting 16 public and private food-producing operations for their new book, Urban Farms , it was no surprise that the final product turned out to be an intelligent, inspiring work of art. We spoke with Rich about the new book, the difference between a farm and a garden, and how urban farmers are moving beyond the trend factor. Q. Why did you write Urban Farms ? What was the ultimate goal? A. There’s a lot of debate about urban farming as a solution that will feed cities in the future, but I was more interested in looking at it from an anthropological angle. I wanted to write about the other things urban farmin...

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