A farmer in Shaoxing, Zhejiang province, is enjoying an unusually large harvest by planting crops “up in the air”, according to photo agency Imagine China on Nov 18. Peng Qiugen, a Shaoxing native, turned the 120-square-meter rooftop of his house into a garden a couple of years ago. Since then, “the sky farm” has boasted a high yield every year, producing at least 30 percent higher yield than expected on land…Full-text article: China Daily Nov 2013

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  • In 2012, the Zhejiang farmer produced 400 kg worth of watermelons on his roof

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