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  • A floating farm is bringing agriculture to the city
  • A floating farm is bringing agriculture to the city
    Ut Je Eigen Stad (2016) ©
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A floating farm is bringing agriculture to the city

Over half the world’s population now live in cities. As urban centres continue to grow, our relationship with what’s rural is changing. A Rotterdam company is bringing farming to the city harbour, inviting urbanites to reconnect with what they’re used to finding in the grocery aisle.

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