The urban gardening research by ECHO was initiated to turn the roof of a Russian prison into a lush garden. But local residents can find applicable plants and techniques from the same research. 'We have people that have come here and taken what they learned here back into the inner cities of America,' said Maerten.

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The urban gardening research by ECHO was initiated to turn the roof of a Russian prison into a lush garden. But local residents can find applicable plants and techniques from the same research. "We have people that have come here and taken what they learned here back into the inner cities of America," said Maerten.

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