19 Aug '12, 12am

Urban Greenhouses: How Ecuador Has Found the Antidote to Rising Food Prices

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Organic Transitions page . Sarah McGee admires the structure, partially wrapped in mesh and sun-protective plastic, and smiles approvingly. "We made a wall," she says. "It actually looks like a greenhouse now. It was a carcass for a week." For nearly two weeks this summer, McGee and a handful of fellow college students have constructed a greenhouse on the rooftop of an elementary school in a poverty-stricken neighborhood of Quito, the capital of Ecuador. McGee, a 19-year-old sophomore attending the University of California, Los Angeles, was born in the mountains of Japan and raised by hippies in the beach town of Santa Cruz. "I've always been interested in sustainable projects and how to make that work in Third World countries," she says. But she and her friends didn't travel to this developing South American co...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_26092.cfm

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