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Monday, September 14, 2015
Rice research project featured in Washington Post!
Not only did the Washington Post write an excellent piece about our edible roof garden, but our rice research project was featured in the Food section during the same week!
(Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)
Instead of growing rice in the familiar paddies, they are conducting a three-year study in growing it just as you’d raise wheat or eggplant or apples: that is, on dry land. They’re doing it on a farm connected with one of the country’s smallest land-grant universities, and the only one based in a city. The goal: to produce a nutrient-dense crop that can be grown in urban areas.
A small excerpt does not nearly do Rhea Yablon Kennedy's beautifully written article justice, so visit the Washington Post to read it in full!