Rooftop Farming at Marriott Chicago (video)
Guests at Chicago’s Downtown Marriott are surprised to find that they share the hotel with half a million honeybees. The bees are part of the Marriott’s “Urban Farming” program. The Marriott raises herbs and vegetables on its hotel roof. It’s also installed a number of bee hives that are home to bees that pollinate the hotel’s crops and plants in city gardens nearby. Source: http://www.americasheartland.org
Two London supermarkets are supporting the production of safe, healthy food by sourcing food locally, or growing it themselves. Jennifer Glasse reports from the British capital about the latest efforts in food sustainability, a term often associated with the developing world.