Could Detroit be the next hot bed of urban farming? Mike Score of Hantz Farms and Taja Sevelle of Urban Farming believe that the forty square miles of vacant lots, good soil and chronic unemployment in Detroit make it a perfect landscape for urban farming. Oakland farmers Novella Carpenter and Willow Rosenthal discuss how renters and apartment owners can acquire land for urban farming. It’s been a dry winter this year in California - Adan Ortega explains why Southern Californians should be concerned when the snow doesn’t fall in the Sierras. Wondering why your dishes aren’t as clean as they used to be? Brian Sansoni of the American Cleaning Institute talks about the 2010 ban on phosphates in dish washing detergent. Plus, Jonathan Gold takes us out for breakfast in Thai Town.
Urban Farming in Detroit; Water Wars; Thai Food for Breakfast
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DJ Olsen is the chef and owner of Lou Wine Bar in Hollywood. A recipe for his Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Hazelnuts and Prosciutto, as well as a bonus recipe for his...
6 min, 25 sec
The Complicated World of Water in Southern California
Adán Ortega works in the field of water management. He is a former Vice President of External Affairs for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, and before...
10 min, 43 sec
Dishes Spotty Future
Brian Sansoni comes to us from the American Cleaning Institute . Thus far, eighteen states have banned phosphates from dish washing detergent. He explains what led to the...
6 min, 36 sec
The Essential Urban Farmer
Novella Carpenter and Willow Rosenthal are the authors of The Essential Urban Farmer . They discuss how to acquire land for urban farming, the versatility of a five gallon...
9 min, 6 sec
For-Profit Farming in Detroit
Mike Score is the President of Hantz Farms in Detroit. He says that with forty miles of vacant property in the city limits and chronic unemployment issues, Detroit is...
7 min, 19 sec
A Grassroots Approach to Urban Farming in Detroit
Taja Sevelle is the founder of Urban Farming , a Detroit-based non-profit that now has over 57,000 edible gardens nationwide. All of the produce grown in Urban Farming's...
9 min, 59 sec