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Urban Farming

Many urbanites want to try urban gardening but feel defeated when it comes to the lack of space they often encounter. Despite this obstacle and others, there are now some perfect solutions available to urban dwellers so that they too may reap the benefits of growing their own food. There are many self-contained, automated, or low-maintenance...

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The instances of urban agriculture operations are increasing globally. Localized food production in urban settings – whether large or small-scale – are proving to be an effective way to reduce environmental impacts of agriculture, provide a good economic base, and bring communities together over food. Urban agriculture comes in many shapes and sizes, but one...

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For humans beings, food has a direct impact on our social and economic spheres. Therefore, it’s important for us to understand and care about the issues related to food sustainability and its security. Food also affects our lives indirectly because of its impact on the environment and its contribution to climate change. For these reasons,...

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Living in high density areas can often limit one’s urban gardening options. With more individuals opting for smaller living spaces, like micro-apartments it can seem virtually impossible to cultivate the same type of garden that would be possible in a suburban home. But thanks to some new urban gardening innovations, growing food and other vegetation...

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The university is a haven for innovation and advancement in many fields. Within a university ideas blossom, problems are tackled, and positive solutions show up in the real world after spread and implementation. Since sustainability is a thriving sector of the university system, it only makes sense that universities are changemakers across numerous niches.  Sustainable food...

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Greetings Growers! It’s my belief that sustainability starts in the home with urban gardening solutions. Here I show you one of the projects I’ve undertaken to become a true urban gardener: building a home garden. The design I selected is called a “raised bed”. Essentially it’s elevated garden boxes which contain the plants. As I’m...

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This past February, The New York Times released an article titled “New F.D.A. Nutrition Labels Would Make ‘Serving Sizes’ Reflect Actual Servings.” Apparently, the serving sizes in contemporary American food products represent portion sizes of the 70’s and 80’s, which were significantly smaller than they are today. I imagine Canadian serving sizes are similar. Out...

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As urban agriculture gains recognition among cities and individuals, both are recognizing the ample benefits that urban agriculture can bring. From environmental to personal, urban agriculture also has the prosperity to provide economic benefits. Indeed, urban agriculture is not just a way to live a healthier lifestyle –  it’s a sustainable business model. Urban agriculture...

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Agritourism is a growing industry in many parts of the world. In North America, Australia, the Philippines and throughout Europe, agricultural tourism is attracting visitors from all over the world who want to experience firsthand the operations and lifestyle of farming and vineyards. Globally, more people are becoming increasingly concerned with food production. They want...

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As the future of food becomes an issue on a widespread scale, there are many paths that can be taken to combat such issues. Urban agriculture is such a path. As urban agriculture becomes more popular, cities themselves have been getting involved in urban agriculture through government means. All cities deserve respect for fostering urban...

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