In Japan, train station allotments let commuters garden on the move

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Rooftop gardens are not only a solution to enabling space-scarce cities to create produce locally, but — when combined with specific venues — can be especially convenient, such as Dakboerin's farms atop restaurant kitchens in the Netherlands. Now Japan's Soradofarm scheme is placing allotments on top of train stations, to allow commuters to more seamlessly fit growing their own vegetables into their busy lifestyles. Developed in collaboration with station entertainment company Ekipara and JR East trains, there are currently five Soradofarms located across the country's rail network. The largest, which is part of the Ebisu Green Garden space on top…

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