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Cultivating Food — and Jobs — in Chicago’s Urban Fields

Urban agriculture is on the rise. Farms and gardens are popping up in vacant lots, on rooftops, and in indoor spaces across the country.

Chicago is a national leader in this movement. With more than 800 sites — according to The Chicago Urban Agriculture Mapping Project — Chicago continues to expand local food production while serving as a model for other cities.

Chicago Inno, which covers business and tech issues, published an article in July titled “How Chicago Became a Leader in Urban Agriculture.” According to the article, “Urban agriculture’s success in Chicago can be attributed to a number of factors, including the amount of vacant space, progressive land zoning policies, an increased demand for locally grown food, and the city’s innovative, entrepreneurial spirit.” Read more…