urban farm http://iowapublicradio.org en Vertical Farming: Towering Vision, Uncertain Future http://iowapublicradio.org/post/vertical-farming-towering-vision-uncertain-future <p></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Peter Gray 38781 at http://iowapublicradio.org Vertical Farming: Towering Vision, Uncertain Future Will Allen Brings Fresh Food To Urban Areas http://iowapublicradio.org/post/will-allen-brings-fresh-food-urban-areas <p>Urban areas in the Midwest are often referred to as “food deserts”, lacking in affordable, local fresh greens and produce. Many people living in these areas are suffering from poor diet and subsequent disease. Ben Kieffer speaks with Will Allen, an urban farmer who is working to eliminate the fresh food shortage is these neighborhoods.</p><p></p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 19:25:22 +0000 Ben Kieffer 10875 at http://iowapublicradio.org Will Allen Brings Fresh Food To Urban Areas The Dust Bowl and Will Allen http://iowapublicradio.org/post/dust-bowl-and-will-allen <p>Urban areas in the Midwest are often referred to as “food deserts”, lacking in affordable, local fresh greens and produce. Many people living in these areas are suffering from poor diet and subsequent disease. Ben Kieffer speaks with Will Allen, an urban farmer who is working to eliminate the fresh food shortage is these neighborhoods. Then Iowa State historian Pamela Riney-Kehrberg&nbsp; discusses a time when a large portion of the country was considered a desert, the 1930s Dust Bowl.</p><p></p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 19:16:55 +0000 Ben Kieffer 10852 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Dust Bowl and Will Allen