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A 3.6-metre shipping container that once sent goods overseas is now an urban farm on the Dartmouth waterfront that’s feeding customers closer to home.
Very Local Greens planted itself in a large parking lot across the street from the King’s Wharf development. The industrial location is in stark contrast to what’s inside — a tiny, high-tech farm teeming with life.
“The container can essentially hold the same amount of leafy greens as would a traditional two-acre farm,” said Phil Hatcher, who founded what he believes to be Nova Scotia’s first freight farm this spring.
Farming inside shipping containers is the latest trend in urban agriculture, a way to get fresh, local produce even in the dead of winter. Containers are proving to be fertile locations because they provide
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