Growing food on asphalt? OSU researchers study unique "farmland" for urban farming

May. 24, 2012

Ohio State Researcher Joe Kovach is studying the option of using abandon parking lots in urban areas as sites for growing fresh fruits and vegetables.  The research looks at potted plants on asphault, removing asphault and planting in the underlying soil, and making raised bed atop the pavement.  He is looking at, not only its potential, but how it affects the ecological communities compared to traditional agriculture.  It may be a new use of land for urban farming and local food enthusiasts.  

Tours will be given to educate the community.  More information on times and dates to come.  

View video HERE and HERE for more information.