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Necessity is the Mother of Invention

Touch the Soil News #1822 (Feature Photo  – Manguinhos Neighborhood (Rio de Jainero) Where Urban Farming is Taking Hold – CCA 2.0 Brazil, Marino Azevedo)

Positive News, brings the story of people who are on the economic edge and struggling to eat. Poor populations in Rio de Janeiro – a city of 12 million people – have focused on a 27 acre strip of land in their neighborhood. Called the Hortas Cariocas project, the focus is to farm wherever possible including school yards. Estimates are that the project will help the food insecurity of 50,000 people. Will necessity visit first world nations, precipitating a change in the food chain and economics? You can read the full story here:

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