Monday, June 27, 2011

Vertical Farms

As an advocate for the consumption of locally produced foods I was fascinated when I ran across this article promoting the concept of high-rise greenhouses in the urban core:

Building Up Instead of Out: The Rise of the Vertical Farm

That said, having just had a salad with local greenhouse tomatoes and cucumbers with dinner, the words that best described the produce were bland and woody respectively.  It was a reminder that human ingenuity has yet to catch up with mother nature in the department of flavour and texture.  For now I'll have to be more patient and wait for Ben Sosnicki's cucumbers and Jim Hayward's tomatoes to come into season.

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