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Industrialized farming, while producing the largest quantity of food that the world has ever known, has brought with it problems such as deforestation, chemical fertilizers, chemical pesticides, excess food waste, water waste, and food transportation carbon emissions. Importing and exporting food moves food out from a region and brings food from afar into areas using a lot of energy. While people have become accustomed to getting out of season foods at their local grocers, it is in disregard to the impact on the environment and the impact on local farmers. Since the dense population of urban areas demands the most foods, a current solution, at an individual and community level, is to grow food locally. We can move from being urban consumers to being urban producers. From window box farming to living walls, to mini and large vertical farms, we can grow local food year round. Growing food in cities means growing vertically.

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