Urban Farmers? In Milwaukee, one grossed 220K last year.

Via on May 8, 2008

From Detroit to NYC, Philly to Oakland, citizens are turning their local vacant lot into a (profitable) farmer’s oasis—a sustainable, urban twist on the Food Not Lawns movement.”They found traces of lead, so to ensure their food’s safety, they built raised beds of compost. (Heavy metals are common contaminants in city soil because of vehicle exhaust and remnants of old construction).”

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  1. bryan says:

    For those of you in the Boulder Bubble check out the work of our local dude Kip Nash: http://www.dailycamera.com/news/2008/mar/19/no-headline—19froo/ as seen in the Camera or on his website: http://www.communityrootsboulder.com/

    We’re hoping to extend our own (Growing Gardens) community garden in Holiday Neighborhood with an orchard – – –

    -b

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