Urban Farming

What Is Urban Farming?

Urban agriculture can lower food prices for families and give gardeners a flexible source of income. Additionally, initiatives like Changed By The Forkfull that promotes urban farming and gardening often offer employment training and help launch the food business.

Urban farming increases and maintains green space in cities, offering areas for neighbors to interact, fortify links, and create a sense of community.
Urban agriculture fosters connections between people and the environment, the source of their food, and one another. Urban farms also present vital chances for intergenerational cooperation, cross-cultural learning, and young leadership.

Consuming fresh food is good in and of itself, but cultivating food is also good for your physical and mental well-being.
Research demonstrates that working with plants and digging in the earth promotes outdoor physical activity, produces relaxation, and lowers blood pressure, muscle tension, stress, and anxiety.

Access to wholesome, regionally grown, and culturally appropriate food sources is increased thanks to urban agriculture. In neglected and disinvested areas where it can be difficult to get affordable fruits and vegetables, having room to grow and share food is crucial.
Additionally, consuming and growing food close to where we live cuts down on the distance food has to travel before it reaches our plates, which is excellent for our climate and our health because food loses nutritious content while in transit.