Urban rooftop vegetable project in Chicago (B. FIELDS)

Bruce FIELDS from Chicago sent the following message :

“A video producer/food writer made a video podcast about our Chicago rooftop vegetable project.


Another blogger had provided a little more context about the piece, here –




Video Of Bruce F.’s Roof Food

Bruce F. has been writing here for some time about his experiences growing fruits and vegetables on the roof of his Chicago home.

Now Michael Gebert‘s new video podcast on Chicago food, “Sky Full of Bacon,” has produced an episode on Bruce F. (The podcast also takes a look at Green Grocer, a new store for locally-grown food in Chicago’s Noble Square neighborhood.)

I keenly hope that in the future Americans will spend much more of their media time on stuff like this, and much less having giant corporations spray crap all over them.

Sky Full of Bacon 01: How Local Can You Go? from Michael Gebert on Vimeo.

—Jonathan Schwarz

Posted at June 27, 2008 07:08 PM


Bruce F — Dude, you’ve inspired me.

I like your argument about the cost of food and the questions that arise. How’s it possible for us to get food as cheaply as we get it. Most people don’t even wonder about that — I’ve been around the world, and when you see what people pay around the world to get healthy food, you just shake your head in amusement (at the amount of incuriousness by the US consumer on what’s on our shelves).

Posted by: Labiche at June 28, 2008 09:23 AM


Please enjoy the video !


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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.