Despite the obvious need to feed an expanding population, fifty acres of prime agricultural land is paved over and developed every hour in North America. This at the same time that opioid addiction and overdoses have reached epidemic proportions. Could answers to both challenges be the same?
Joining host Peter Bermudes with some hopeful responses to that question is Michael Ableman, one of the early visionaries of the organic and urban agriculture movements. He is the co-founder and director of Sole Food Street Farms in Vancouver, British Columbia, and has worked on and advised dozens of similar projects throughout North America and the Caribbean. Michael is also the author of four books, including most recently, Street Farm: Growing Food, Jobs, and Hope on the Urban Frontier.