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Harvest Public Media - Illinois Public Media News - April 14, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Vertical Farming: Towering Vision, Uncertain Future

The story was produced for Harvest Public Media, a collaboration of public broadcasting stations in the Midwest covering food and agriculture issues.

By Peter Gray

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(Duration: 4:06)

Large banks of fluorescent lamps provide the spectrum of light that keeps the floating beds of plants alive year-round in The Plant Chicago, a vertical farming facility.

Farmers are making inroads supplying local food to hungry city foodies, but many producers are trying to grow more food in urban centers. City real estate is at a premium, so some producers are finding more space by using what’s called “vertical farming,” and going up rather than spreading out.

Categories: Agriculture, Business, Food, Health

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - April 11, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Refusing To Give In To Mental Health Stigma

By Sean Powers

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(Duration: 4:04)

Rich and Holly Brandt at their home in St. Joseph, Ill.

Rich and Holly Brandt are a married couple in the Champaign County town of St. Joseph. Both were diagnosed with a mental illness. They dedicate their lives to raising awareness, and they refuse to give in to stigma or labels.

Categories: Community, Mental Health

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