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Given the shortage of arable land, the rapidly expanding population and ecological challenges, what if we brought the countryside into the cities? From Beijing to Boston via Berlin, view this panorama of urban gardens.

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15.10.2015 Mark Strefeler, Ph.D.
Throughout human history, people have used plant extracts as medicines, balms, beverages and flavourings as well as for processing food, to make cheese for example.
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15.11.2014 Hannes Grassegger
Hu Fang, star of the Chinese art world, is cultivating a small field of vegetables in the middle of the gigantic industrial sprawl of the Pearl River Delta. Here, where China’s capitalist experiment began, he wants to achieve a new understanding of the land from the ground up. The fruits of his garden are visions of the future of Chinese society – ways of escaping predatory capitalism and the increasing contamination of the soil.
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15.11.2014 Juliet K. Stone
For several years now, the demand for community gardens has increased dramatically in many cities. But the trend began earlier. Today the community gardens of Boston provide an example of just how fertile such developments can be.
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29.01.2014 Hannes Grassegger

Aquaponic units are perched atop the roofs of Beijing like small UFOs. Dome-shaped, they are for growing fish and vegetables using a water-cycling system.

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29.01.2014 Andreas Kohli

Project participants are not only growing 500 different types of herbs and vegetables, but also developing urban space. Prinzessinnengarten is a laboratory for coexistence.

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