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The idea couldn't be simpler: Instead of trucking food across the country, from distant farms into crowded cities, urban residents could grow their own food, utilizing underused spaces like rooftops and alleys. It's so simple, in fact, that it has taken decades—if not longer—for the idea to take root.
Mike Yohay, the founder and CEO of Cityscape Farms, is on top of the world. Or rather, his business is. This fall, he'll begin realizing his dream of urban farming—on commercial rooftops.
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