May 8, 2008

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

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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