Apples from Asphalt

May 4, 2009

Mobile City Farmstead is bringing a little bit of the heartland into the big city, one vacant lot at a time.

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  A City Farm worker sows the seeds of Ken Dunn's efforts. The proposed Mobile City Farmstead would allow the farms to adjust to their city's evolving economic and social landscapes with ease.
    A City Farm worker sows the seeds of Ken Dunn's efforts. The proposed Mobile City Farmstead would allow the farms to adjust to their city's evolving economic and social landscapes with ease.
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  The structures on the farmstead are to consist of cheap, salvaged, degradable, and transportable materials—like shipping containers, chain link fence, canvas, and straw bales. The buildings will provide storage for tools and produce, sheltered workspace, an office, a restroom, temporary housing for one employee, and even a small farm stand.
    The structures on the farmstead are to consist of cheap, salvaged, degradable, and transportable materials—like shipping containers, chain link fence, canvas, and straw bales. The buildings will provide storage for tools and produce, sheltered workspace, an office, a restroom, temporary housing for one employee, and even a small farm stand.
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  Thanks to a nifty mobile modular storage/office/educational space, City Farm's pioneering urban-agriculture project can move in style. "It's guerrilla farming—you're in, you farm, and you're outta there."
    Thanks to a nifty mobile modular storage/office/educational space, City Farm's pioneering urban-agriculture project can move in style. "It's guerrilla farming—you're in, you farm, and you're outta there."

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