It seem that there is a news item about the FARM:shop just about every day. The publicity and community involvement that this small urban agriculture project in London has generated is more than impressive.
If you are not familiar with it have a look at this Flickr photo set. It is a good place to start.
Projects like this should be in every city in America. Currently the topic of “urban agriculture” is dominated by a culture that seems only to worship digging in the dirt.
There are other more modern and productive ways to produce food in the city that are not tied to expensive and often-contaminated land. The FARM:shop is exploring them.
The project is obviously attracting the attention of London urbanites including horticulturists, urban activists, artists, designers and business people. We would do well to investigate the reasons for its success.
Prior posts about the FARM:shop