Visit three London urban agrculture projects. The first is a traditional in-ground allotment garden (community garden), the second uses recycled construction skips (dumpsters) and is portable (though not sub-irrigated) and the third is the FARM:shop that includes aquaponics, hydroponics and chickens. This is the type of urban agriculture diversity that we need in NYC but do not have at the present time. It's all about dirt here.
I went along to the Open Garden Squares Weekend in London to find out how people are using vacant urban space and land to grow fruit and vegetables in the Capital. I visited the new Regent's Park allotment garden and spoke to Capital Growth about their recent successes in developing new community food growing spaces in London. I also visited the King's Cross Central Skip Garden, created by sustainability education charity Global Generation, and FARM:shop in Dalston, East London - a derelict inner city terrace which has been transformed into a mini hydroponic and aquaponic farm.