Ohio Explores a New Model for Urban Agriculture: Micro Farms in Food Deserts

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At an Ohio State University campus, researchers have transformed a parking lot into an experimental microfarm, growing greens and embracing the philosophy that small urban farms can give low-income communities access to healthy food while slashing argiculture’s carbon footprint. “Instead of driving your vegetables from Arizona or California, you’re literally bringing them across the street,” says Kip Curtis, an environmental professor there. Read the story.