Episode 110: A Tale of Two Rooftops

As a series we’ve covered a number of urban farms, it’s a subject that’s near and dear to our hearts as urbanites.  Farms in the city, and particularly rooftop farms seem to be an obvious way to make positive change in our food systems.  For that reason we wanted to see what two iconic Chinese cities had to offer.  We found a burgeoning new movement with two charismatic folks at the forefront.    Meet our farmers from Beijing and Hong Kong.  Special Thanks to Intrepid Travel.

  • Greg

    How much do I love this? Answer: A lot. The thing that’s so great about what you do is finding the charm. It really brings home how personal these topics, discussions, experiences really are. Thanks for that important reminder!

    • http://twitter.com/kaleandcola Mirra Fine

      Thanks Greg!

    • Jordan

      Second that. The charm that comes out in this video from the rooftop farmers is so whimsical. A beautiful reminder that advances in food tech can be fun, and still hold a sense of return to nourishing the soul through food production.

  • http://twitter.com/kevinkossowan Kevin Kossowan

    I adore that a couple of newbs can rock the scene. Love it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cindy.kerschner Cindy Kerschner

    Great video. I was drawn right in! Thanks Daniel!

  • maryhui

    Lovely video!

  • Cleversticks

    I just discovered your series and I really love them. Thank you so much.

  • http://www.facebook.com/naomi.williams.739 Naomi Williams

    That rooftop gardener is so animated and happy when he talks about his garden! I know exactly how he feels, the joy of planting a seed and then eating what grows from it. Such a basic thing that many people in the 21st century have not experienced.

  • Erika Roebino

    I accidentaly found this link from tastemade, and now I can’t hardly wait to see another series, it’s fresh like planting on the roof…