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Prof. Karen Landman

In a recent Toronto Star story, Prof. Karen Landman discusses a new type of urban farming that involves growing food in 40-foot container systems located in the middle of cities.

Developed at the University of Guelph, the modules, which are made of insulated composite steel panels, can grow food in any climate and are used by businesses, such as restaurants, as a way of providing fresh food to customers.

In the story, Landman says these container systems can contribute to urban agriculture including opportunities for learning, community engagement and chances to get high-value crops as fresh as possible.

Landman is a professor in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development and has expertise in urban agriculture.