A.D. By 2050, is it expected that 68% of the world’s population will live in cities? As population growth and urbanization grow, city parks are paving the way for new food to meet growing demand. Planting crops in urban and rural areas, also known as urban agriculture, helps to provide fresh and healthy food, reduce food carbon offsets and create a healthy social environment. The most common areas for gardening include roofs, balconies, backyards, backyards and sunrooms.
Restoring urban areas to the garden is not a new concept. During World War I and World War II, fresh food was an important means of obtaining food, and demand for this activity rose again during the Covenant. Even Singapore, a country rich in food, is based on urban agriculture.
Find fresh, healthy food
Fresh and healthy food is more accessible when it comes directly from your garden. Instead of going to the supermarket regularly for vegetables and fruits, you can choose directly from the source.
Increasing your diet will reduce your dependence on the supply chain. In addition, you need to control the growing environment in order to remove pesticides, conserve water, and use natural remedies such as compost for healthy natural soils.
Gardening improves your physical and emotional health. Planting vegetables will help you burn 300 calories per hour by pulling and planting weeds. Also, recent studies have shown that gardening is associated with higher levels of emotional well-being.
Reduced greenhouse gas emissions, improved air and soil quality
By practicing urban agriculture, you can help reduce CO.2 The emissions of transporting produce and processed food hundreds or thousands of miles away from the source. By sharing your fresh produce, you can help your neighbors reduce their carbon footprint.
You can also contribute to the environment by remembering the tools you use. For example, makers, windmills, and other gas-powered gardening tools are among the most polluted by humans. As an urban gardener, consider choosing electric or hand-held devices to avoid emissions directly related to growing your food. Your plants can improve air quality and soil quality. Learn about redevelopment techniques and use soil recovery techniques.
You can also convert urban parks into urban wildlife habitats and support seed distribution, which means creating even more diverse systems between cement and steel buildings. Convert concrete-covered areas with trees to urban gardens, and you fight the effects of global warming, which raises city temperatures compared to the surrounding area.
Create cohesive communities and break social boundaries
Urban parks, especially community gardens, promote social participation, promote local food production, and provide opportunities for healthy outdoor activities. Going out and exercising with others is a way to return to more basic relationships – between people and nature.
Interacting with your community in urban gardening helps you meet new people and work on your physical and emotional well-being. They help increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables in your area and reduce the risk of obesity and other health problems.
Urban agriculture can reduce the amount of food waste in your area because you can use the leftover fertilizer. Working together to reduce waste is a social benefit, making everyone aware of their shared responsibilities. People of all ages and backgrounds meet in community gardens, expand their circle and break social boundaries.
City garden supplies to get started
Want to start an urban garden in your community? If you find the concept of urban agriculture interesting, here are some basic supplies and tools you need.
- Necessary tools (screwdriver, trailer, shovel, scissors, screwdriver, screwdriver, scissors cutter). Since most gardening tools in a community garden are common, you need to build a shed. If that is not the case then maybe your account need activating.
- Irrigation system: reservoirs, pipes, drip irrigation system, irrigation system
- Smart ways to manage pipes such as hose reels or reversible hose reels
- High quality gloves. Although you can share most of the tools, you need to find gloves and hand tools that are comfortable to wear and comfortable for personal use.
If you are planning to open up your space to the community, you will need a collaborative approach to group planning, planting, and maintenance. Here are some tips to help you plan and maintain your garden
- Create a design plan and decide on the size of the spaces.
- Determine the layout of spaces and beds.
- Decide if there is a membership or fee.
- How do you find other places in the community (by age, group, family, etc.)?
- How do you use the money from the garden?
- What activities do you do together?
- Can children get involved in the plot?
- When and how often do you meet other gardeners?
- How do you protect the land from destruction?
- How to secure shared devices?
- Create a list of rules that everyone should follow.
- How do community members allocate places when they leave?
Start your own garden, grow your community
Urban agriculture is an integral part of many cities. When many communities realize the value, you will find many people who are ready to grow a city garden and enjoy all its benefits.
Growing some of your food is an easy way to create more sustainable cities and build local food security. It can reduce food waste and encourage more responsible consumption. Are you ready to start the next big thing in your life?
About the author
Annie Morton, a native of rural Australia, is a natural friend. After some international adventures, she moved to New York City. She currently works for Hosselink USA.