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Innovation is blooming at water-wise urban farms

Innovation is blooming at water-wise urban farms

As California moves through its fourth summer of drought, cutting back on water use means shorter showers, fuller dishwashers and drier lawns for most people living in urban areas. But for small farms nestled between city streets, saving water means recycling it — and finding new ways to keep plants alive without wasting the precious liquid. Unlike the large industrial farms that give California its reputation as the salad bowl of the nation, urban farmers don't have to let fields sit fallow to reduce water use. The small-scale operations leave room for more creative approaches to drought-friendly growing practices. For those producing and selling food in the city, the drought...

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