NBC Gets Back to the Garden to Stop Global Warming
Whenever the "NBC Nightly Newsâ€ť adorns the green NBC signature peacock in the bottom corner of a news report â€“ viewer beware. It means a global warming story is coming.
â€śFinally tonight, a small solution being offered up in the fight against climate change â€“ something you can do in your own backyard or at least very close to home,â€ť said anchor Brian Williams on July 31.
â€śWe canâ€™t always get our food from long distance,â€ť Ken Dunn, founder of
Urban gardens have been a growing trend in some large cities. But theyâ€™re not as self-sufficient as advocates would have you think, often relying on taxpayer funding. The Denver garden featured on the â€śNightly Newsâ€ť is one of them.
â€śThis red eggs beetâ€™s short journey across town, not only saves on transportation costs, but also helps keep this garden growing,â€ť said NBC correspondent Kevin Tibbles. â€ś[P]rofits from sales to restaurants then subsidize the price residents in this low-income neighborhood pay for their garden fresh goodness.â€ť
These gardens may offer an â€śurban oasis of fresh vegetables,â€ť but the selection pales in comparison to the selection supermarkets can provide.
â€śThe average item in your grocery store came from 1,500 miles away,â€ť said Ted Caplow, creator of the â€śScience Barge,â€ť a greenhouse on a barge floating off
However, conventional wisdom would suggest it takes a lot of money to maintain a floating greenhouse on the
Yet, despite the challenges of urban agricultural endeavors, Tibbles advanced the socialist collectivist sensation created by cultivating urban gardens.
â€śA community garden gives space, gives hope, makes us realize how similar we are, makes us realize we have neighbors to get to know,â€ť said an unidentified woman at the Denver Youth Farmers Market in the â€śNightly Newsâ€ť segment.