Farms sprout up in US cities

Companies are growing crops on rooftops and in warehouses in an attempt to fill a growing demand for local produce.

    Urban farms are sprouting up in US cities that are not known for agriculture.

    Rooftops and warehouses are being used to grow local, sustainably produced food.

    Many stores in New York get their produce from the country's west coast, which means a lot of items are already a week old before they hit store shelves in the east.

    What was once a community project has become a commercial business but experts caution that the business model is still new.

    Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey reports from New York.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.