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Types of Urban Agriculture

Types of Urban Agriculture

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  • 1. Urban Agriculture
    Urban agriculture
    is the practice of cultivating, processing and distributing Food in or around villages, towns or cities.
  • 2. The U.N. says we will need to produce 70% more food by 2050 or risk starving hundreds of millions of people
  • 3. What To Do.. What To Do…The Re-Birth of Urban Agriculture…
    We are faced with growing populations
    Growing Expense of Biofuel
    Environmental Impact
    Food Deserts Within Cities
    These Things Directly Impact the Quality of Life for the People Who Live in Cities
  • 4. Types of Urban Agriculture
    Micro-Farming In and Around the House
    Community Gardens
    Institutional Gardens
    Small Scale Commercial Horticultural Based Farms
    Small Scale Commercial Livestock and Fish-Farming
    Small Scale Specialist Producers
    Large Scale Agro-Business
    Multi-Functional Farms
    Urban Agriculture
    Is a Tribute to Human Ingenuity and Creativity!
  • 5. Micro-Farming In and Around Living Space
    This would include all types of gardening
    Roof Gardens
    Container Gardening
    Raised Bed
    Traditional
  • 6. Community GardensPlots of Land Used for Growing FoodThat Are Located Away From Where the Farmer Lives
  • 7. Institutional GardensSchools, Churches, even PrisonsAny Institution that grows food
  • 8. Small Scale Commercial Horticultural Based FarmsPlant Based Growing Operation
  • 9. Small Scale Commercial Livestock and Fish-Farming
    Chickens, Bee’s, Goats
    Tilapia, Perch, Trout
  • 10. Small Scale Specialist ProducersNiche Market’s
  • 11. Large Scale Agro-BusinessBrings Large Amounts of Food to Dense Urban Populations
  • 12. Multi-Functional Farms
  • 13. It Is Essential That We Change Our Paradigms Of the Traditional Farmer… To Embrace Our Future…