Urban Agriculture Urban agriculture is the practice of cultivating, processing and distributing Food in or around villages, towns or cities.
The U.N. says we will need to produce 70% more food by 2050 or risk starving hundreds of millions of people
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
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!
Micro-Farming In and Around Living Space This would include all types of gardening Roof Gardens Container Gardening Raised Bed Traditional
Community GardensPlots of Land Used for Growing FoodThat Are Located Away From Where the Farmer Lives
Institutional GardensSchools, Churches, even PrisonsAny Institution that grows food
Small Scale Commercial Horticultural Based FarmsPlant Based Growing Operation
Small Scale Commercial Livestock and Fish-Farming Chickens, Bee’s, Goats Tilapia, Perch, Trout
Small Scale Specialist ProducersNiche Market’s
Large Scale Agro-BusinessBrings Large Amounts of Food to Dense Urban Populations