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  • Saving City Farming!
  • Farms Disappearing!
    • 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.[8]
    • 800 million people are involved in urban agriculture world-wide and contribute to feeding urban residents.[9]
    • Low income urban dwellers spend between 40% and 60% of their income on food each year.[10]
    • 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.[11]
    • 250 million hungry people in the world live in cities
  • Urban Farming?
    • 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.
  • Expectations
    • 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 .
  • Expectations( Cont’)
    • 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!
  • CNN- Rooftop Farming
    • http://www. cityfarmer .info/2011/03/31/cnn-a-farm-on-every-rooftop/
    • -Vertical farming is a revolutionary idea that would enable cities to feed themselves.
  • Farmadelphia
    • 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.
  • Future Designs
  • Designs Continued