CBS News Story on Rise in Urban Farming

February 8, 2012
Urban farming on the rise nationwide

By Ilyce Glink

The economy is still wobbly and unemployment figures remain high, but that doesn’t mean prices of necessities, like food, have come down.

While jobs, home equity and retirement account values continue their downward spiral, the costs of some foods and fuel are climbing. My colleague Dan Burrows at CBS wrote a piece last year about rising food prices. He revealed the average household grocery bill will skyrocket four to five percent once the numbers for 2011 are complete, as compared to 2010.

Many families are trying to combat high prices at the cash register by focusing on food sustainability. Individuals and communities feeding themselves in an environmentally responsible way is gaining popularity, and farming is no longer confined to the country.

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