Original SIN City
It's been a while since your last visit and you are ready to get your party on. It's 10am and as youf flight descends upon Las Vegas you notice that the city has a new color - green. A lot of green. Not the printed kind you like to throw down on a blackjack table in hopes of winning big, the leafy kind of green. You step off the plane and notice that the pollution isn't nearly as bad as you remembered, and the air smells notably sweet. A walk up Las Vegas blvd or down Fremont street no longer reflects a wasteland of concrete and water shows needlessly evaporating the city's most precious resource. It looks like the garden atrium at the Bellagio multiplied infinitely and took to the streets. There are an abundance of fruit & nut trees, garden boxes overflowing with fresh delicious smelling herbs, edible flowers, and vegetables. You do some research and it turns out that businesses all over the city have transformed Vegas by planting edible landscapes. The city is sectioned off into small blocks and businesses "sponsor" them, encouraging their employees to donate time to maintain them. The food is available to anyone who walks by, and even better, it is all planted from non-gmo seed and fertilized by the city's landscaping division who takes donated compostables from local casinos, lawn clippings and leaves from park maintenance to manufacture organic fertilizer. There are solar powered soil testers at each box which display the health of the soil, these sensors notify the sponsor if any contamination occurs. You also learn that this has been implemented across the entire city, not just in the tourist, high traffic areas.
Best of all the food insecurity across the valley has dropped to 0% and the city is able to export food to neighboring cities to aid in their food crisis.
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