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  1. 1. Saving City Farming!
  2. 2. Farms Disappearing! <ul><li>Farmland across the country is being over farmed and is becoming obsolete. </li></ul><ul><li>The price of produce, and pretty much everything, is rising because of the high costs of farming these days </li></ul>
  3. 3. Stats on Urban Farming <ul><li>50% of the world’s population lives in cities.[8] </li></ul><ul><li>800 million people are involved in urban agriculture world-wide and contribute to feeding urban residents.[9] </li></ul><ul><li>Low income urban dwellers spend between 40% and 60% of their income on food each year.[10] </li></ul><ul><li>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] </li></ul><ul><li>250 million hungry people in the world live in cities </li></ul>
  4. 4. Urban Farming? <ul><li>Urban agriculture is the practice of cultivating, processing and distributing food in, or around (peri-urban), a village, town or city. </li></ul><ul><li>Backyard farming is becoming a revolution! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Info on City Farmer <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Teach people how to grow food in the city </li></ul><ul><li>Come up with creative ways to recycle and reuse consumable products. </li></ul><ul><li>Show people how to compost their trash in an environmentally responsible way. </li></ul>
  6. 6. City Farmer Info(Cont’) <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Expectations <ul><li>The goals of urban farming are: </li></ul><ul><li>To expand agriculture to land other than farming land. Anywhere can be farming land! </li></ul><ul><li>Help people make the cities refined and refreshing . </li></ul>
  8. 8. Expectations( Cont’) <ul><li>Help people save money on their groceries </li></ul><ul><li>-Encourage the people of the community to get involved in the environment. </li></ul><ul><li>- Possibly lower the emissions of carbon in the air. Clean the city air one tomato plant at a time! </li></ul>
  9. 9. CNN- Rooftop Farming <ul><li>http://www. cityfarmer .info/2011/03/31/cnn-a-farm-on-every-rooftop/ </li></ul><ul><li>-Vertical farming is a revolutionary idea that would enable cities to feed themselves. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Farmadelphia <ul><li>Cities near you! </li></ul><ul><li>These urban farmers stem from all over the country. Philadelphia is one of many cities that is becoming more environmentally friendly. </li></ul>
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. Future Designs
  13. 13. Designs Continued