Thursday, August 25, 2016

China and Rooftop Agriculture

About a month ago I came across an interesting article that I wanted to share. The article linked below describes a rooftop farm in China. Along with the article two videos are shared. The first video gives you an up close look at the rooftop garden that is featured in China. The second video discusses agriculture practices and policy in China. I encourage you to read the article and watch the two videos included in the article and discuss the points below.

Sky-high farms: Rooftop agriculture growing in popularity

Video 1: Sky-high Farms
  • How is this rooftop farm connecting urban populations to agriculture?
  • Would something like this be successful in your home country, state, or local community?
  • Rooftop gardens are becoming more common, but what is your thought on adding animals to this rooftop farm?
Video 2: China's Agriculture Sector
  • What factors are causing a shift in agriculture production and practices within China?
  • How is China looking to modernize farms and why is this needed?
  • What is China's stance on GMO's? May their stance be changing moving forward?
  • How does land ownership work in China?
Let the conversations begin! Discuss in your classrooms, coffee shops, and communities around the world!