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FARM:shop self-sustainable cycle of local urban agriculture in Hackney, London

The Farmshop transformed a derelict building in Dalston, London into an urban food hub with chickens on the roof, pigs in the backyard, and aquaphonic fish thanks in the livingroom. The rooms of the building are used for growing vegetables and educat

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The Farmshop transformed a derelict building in Dalston, London into an urban food hub with chickens on the roof, pigs in the backyard, and aquaphonic fish thanks in the livingroom. The rooms of the building are used for growing vegetables and educating the local community about how to grow produce at home. Thirty percent of the community‚Äôs harvest is bought up by the Farmshop, which in turn makes products like jam and pesto that are sold to local businesses, creating a self-sustainable cycle of local urban agriculture. 

East London might be on the up and up with the infrastructural advanced buildt for the Olympics, but as we have seen during the riots this some, not all is well in East London. Youth unemployement is at an all time high and the youth don't have much to look out for. The guys from Something&Son, who run the Farmshop, see the potential in creating a stronger community in their area through food and food education. 

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