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Grow your own Coffee Tree

Bob Hyland uses sub-irrigated planters made from recycled materials to grow Coffee in his Brooklyn apartment:)

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http://www.insideurbangreen.org/2010/02/indoor-coffee-tree-plantation-in-a-sip-.html
This could be a nice empathy exercise with the Coffee farmers in Caldas!

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Avi, I've always wondered if I could grow coffee in the states! To connect it back to this challenge, how would a project like this serve the coffee growers health? Doesn't have to be answered immediately, but something to consider.