A Blueprint for a Profitable Urban Farm

By Nate Berg
Published: June 5, 2012
theatlanticcities.com

For cities littered with vacant properties, urban agriculture has become the “why not?” option. The land is just sitting there, so it might as well be used for something. The urban farms and community gardens that have sprouted on some of these sites have become community projects and some have even turned into businesses. Most, though, are small-scale efforts. But they may not have to be. A new report [PDF] from the environmental nonprofit Global Green USA argues that even a modest plot of land could potentially become a job creator and profit maker.

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