The Daily Matter
PUBLISHED : Saturday, 26 January, 2013, 4:38pm
UPDATED : Monday, 18 February, 2013, 10:21pm

A tale of two cities: rooftop gardening in Hong Kong and Beijing

The Perennial Plate introduces us to two city slickers who've turned to horticulture


Christy Choi is a news reporter for the South China Morning Post covering science and technology. Before the SCMP, she worked for the Phnom Penh Post and Time, writing about sharks helping tame lionfish invasions, mealybug infestations, human trafficking and the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, among others. As a former contemporary arts curator, she has a soft spot for the arts, and while science is her beat at the Post, she won’t say no to a good yarn about pretty much anything under the sun. Reach her on Twitter @jchristychoi

American documentary series The Perennial Plate is all about sustainable eating.

For its third season, chef Daniel Klein and producer Mirra Fine travel the world, looking for alternative ways of farming and eating. Their short videos are a treat, giving us a peek into our increasingly interconnected food system.

Here they take to the rooftops of two of the world's most populated cities, showing it's possible to indulge our pastoral fantasies smack in the middle of town.

And for those of you interested in the state of food in China, here's a story of one woman in Kunming bringing healthy and organic food to the city.


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