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Video Wed Jun 22 2011

From a Meat Packing Plant to an Urban Farm

Meat Processing
An interior photograph of The Plant before conversion. Photograph by David Schalliol.

A new documentary project, A Sustainable Reality: Redefining Roots, has launched a kickstarter campaign to support their work filming the development of The Plant, a vertical farming and industrial reuse project on the South Side. In 2010, Bubbly Dynamics purchased the former Peer Foods meat packing plant and is transforming it into a hub for sustainable businesses. The facility already hosts organizations as varied as 312 Aquaponics and the New Chicago Brewing Company, and is adding more groups as the building is transformed. The film plans to document each step and will evolve with The Plant, starting as a a web series and then growing into a feature-length documentary film.

To donate to the documentary project or learn more about it, visit their Kickstarter page. If you'd like to donate directly to The Plant, you can do that too.

Watch the Kickstarter video about the project below. / April 22, 2013 3:05 AM

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Feature Wed Aug 26 2015

A Historical Glimpse into the Italian Beef Sandwich

By Jeanne Newman

Philly has its Cheesesteak, Miami has the Cubano, and even Iowa has the Loose Meat Sandwich. Just about every American city boasts its own iconic sandwich, but there may not be one shrouded in such historical mystery and worthy of...
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