Friday, January 20, 2006

Helpful: Grow stuff!

Man, the Chicago Reader has been great this month. Very interesting stories about water policy, Debra Shore, and now urban gardening. [.pdf links] I remember seeing the Earthbox at the Wired Magazine NextFest last summer -- it was not as entertaining as the virtual nerd reality videogame deathmatch machine they had set up there, but it was far more helpful, in the long run. Apparently, this technology allows anyone to start growing produce out of this self-watering container. Inner city schools, prisons, and hipsters alike can grow fresh tomatoes, which of course makes them happy. I'll probably have to check with my landlord to see if she'll let us put one outside. I hope she says yes!

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