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June 27, 2008

Video Of Bruce F.'s Roof Food

Bruce F. has been writing here for some time about his experiences growing fruits and vegetables on the roof of his Chicago home.

Now Michael Gebert's new video podcast on Chicago food, "Sky Full of Bacon," has produced an episode on Bruce F. (The podcast also takes a look at Green Grocer, a new store for locally-grown food in Chicago's Noble Square neighborhood.)

I keenly hope that in the future Americans will spend much more of their media time on stuff like this, and much less having giant corporations spray crap all over them.

Sky Full of Bacon 01: How Local Can You Go? from Michael Gebert on Vimeo.

—Jonathan Schwarz

Posted at June 27, 2008 07:08 PM

Thanks for putting this up here Jon.

Posted by: Bruce F at June 27, 2008 07:33 PM

Only in MY Chicago, the greenest city in the country!

Posted by: Rupa Shah at June 27, 2008 09:41 PM

Bruce F -- Dude, you've inspired me.

I like your argument about the cost of food and the questions that arise. How's it possible for us to get food as cheaply as we get it. Most people don't even wonder about that -- I've been around the world, and when you see what people pay around the world to get healthy food, you just shake your head in amusement (at the amount of incuriousness by the US consumer on what's on our shelves).

Posted by: Labiche at June 28, 2008 09:23 AM

I'm glad you liked it Labiche -

I rambled on for over an hour on camera. Talking about all the ways that food is tied into, well, everything. I'm glad that Mike Gebert, the one man production team, turned it into a watchable segment.

I'm completely new to this, but I think the Vimeo video platform holds a lot of promise for hosting a new kind of media (?) that Jon alluded to in his post.

Posted by: Bruce F at June 28, 2008 10:58 AM

Jon - I don't know if this was your intent, but seeing this video set next to the previous post of a vulture stalking a starving child was jarring, and more than a little unsettling.

Thanks for giving me something to think about.

Posted by: Bruce F at June 28, 2008 11:46 AM