For anybody that missed Local Heroes Urban Farm on the telly , here it is, the best 24 minutes of television this year.
Two young Dublin men don’t want to emigrate and have come up with an idea that they think will create jobs for themselves and others. Andrew Douglas (Urban Farm) and Paddy O’Kearney (City Composting Ltd) , with the help of a number of volunteers, are attempting to turn a rooftop in the north inner city into Ireland’s first rooftop urban farm. The farm can provide eggs, fish, mushrooms, salads & herbs. But can they get local businesses to buy into the concept and start buying from them? A possible contract with The Boxty House restaurant puts them under pressure to get potatoes growing on the roof; but as their launch day looms, and with tonnes to soil being delivered to Parnell St, Andrew and Paddy wonder if they’re in over their heads
PART 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcPHukAv69k
PART 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SNM332hV4M