Crops, Greens on Hong Kong's High Rises

The personally rewarding and healthy activity of urban farming continues to solidify a foothold on Hong Kong high rises, in spite of the lack of support from the government.

Though Hong Kong's government has cited that they encourage people farming for leisure, support to expand urban farming has been trumped because it needs a stronger argument as a viable economic activity, reports CNN's Benjamin Gottlieb.

Regardless, the urban farms have continued to grow:

"Lam's farm -- a humble 2,000 square feet -- is one of an estimated 300 urban farming projects that now occupy Hong Kong's high-rises, joining the broader, global movement of food sustainability projects in densely populated urban settings."

Full Story: Crops out of concrete: Farming Hong Kong's urban island


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