Farmland across the country is being over farmed and is becoming obsolete.
The price of produce, and pretty much everything, is rising because of the high costs of farming these days
Stats on Urban Farming
50% of the world’s population lives in cities.
800 million people are involved in urban agriculture world-wide and contribute to feeding urban residents.
Low income urban dwellers spend between 40% and 60% of their income on food each year.
By 2015 about 26 cities in the world are expected to have a population of 10 million or more. To feed a city of this size – at least 6000 tonnes of food must be imported each day.
250 million hungry people in the world live in cities
Urban agriculture is the practice of cultivating, processing and distributing food in, or around (peri-urban), a village, town or city.
Backyard farming is becoming a revolution!
Info on City Farmer
Teach people how to grow food in the city
Come up with creative ways to recycle and reuse consumable products.
Show people how to compost their trash in an environmentally responsible way.
City Farmer Info(Cont’)
For the past 33 years, City Farmer has encouraged urban dwellers to pull up a patch of lawn and plant some vegetables, kitchen herbs and fruit. Our message is the same today as it was in 1978 and will be relevant far into the future.
The goals of urban farming are:
To expand agriculture to land other than farming land. Anywhere can be farming land!
Help people make the cities refined and refreshing .
Help people save money on their groceries
-Encourage the people of the community to get involved in the environment.
- Possibly lower the emissions of carbon in the air. Clean the city air one tomato plant at a time!
-Vertical farming is a revolutionary idea that would enable cities to feed themselves.
Cities near you!
These urban farmers stem from all over the country. Philadelphia is one of many cities that is becoming more environmentally friendly.
The Future of Urban Agriculture -The problem often associated City farming is the space needed to produce the farming land. - The proposals for making more space in the cities are as such: to take lots where unneeded buildings are and build environmentally friendly eco-houses.