In a time when 7% of American adults believe chocolate milk comes from brown cows, fewer and fewer Americans have a real sense of where their food comes from.
But Up Top Acres has found a way to make the distance from farm to table nothing more than a flight of stairs for many urban Americans. These young entrepreneurs are planting gardens on top of downtown D.C. buildings.
The best part? These farms produce more benefits than just produce. By adding a rooftop farm to a city building, it also reduces energy costs and stormwater runoff.