Chicago Grown: How to Feed a City in 80 Miles or Less

Using the right ingredients, a city of 3 million people can feed themselves with locally grown food! From windowfarms to biointensive grow-ops on vacant lots and vertical self-sustaining aquaponic plants, and everything in between, “Chicago Grown: How to Feed a City in 80 Miles or Less” explores the possibility of a self-sustaining Windy City through interviews with Chicago food leaders and profiles of exemplary models of urban agriculture currently making headway in the Chicago Food Movement.

My graduate thesis project was to write 4 chapters of a book targeted toward a general audience (along with a formal book proposal). Click the image below to download an introduction to the project as a whole and the first chapter.

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