mall-as-greenhouse.jpgUnder its towering glass atrium, a shopping mall in Cleveland is alive with fresh food still on the vine — cucumbers, lettuce and herbs are growing, with strawberries and tomatoes on the way.

In the former Galleria at Erieview mall, a project called Gardens Under Glass is taking root, one of many Cleveland-based projects that are part of a grand plan to transform malls into greenhouse

A new farmers market in the mall is growing in popularity, but “the grander plan calls for the entire mall to become a retail ecovillage: vegetarian restaurants, health food stores, garden supply outlets, more farmers’ stalls and shops selling recycled goods.

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