Sunday February 08, 2015

Raising crops in the city

Fruit & veggie seedlings in starter tray.

Fruit & veggie seedlings in starter tray. (Flickr/Evan Cooper)

Listen 9:21

The common division between rural agricultural producers and urban food consumers is really a modern invention. Now, from community gardens to converted warehouses used for hydroponics, there's a renewed interest in raising crops in the city. Joe Nasr, a scholar, lecturer and consultant on urban agriculture and global food issues, talks about how urban planning needs to change to maximize the potential of urban agriculture for food security