You are here

Creating Food and Fighting Climate Change in Big Cities

To many Americans, farming is an activity associated exclusively with rural areas, separated from urban metropolises characterized by what we imagine modernity and progress to look like. However, with increasing population growth and food security threats, the line between rural and urban will have to be crossed. Not only are urban populations growing around the world, but the global level of urban poverty is expected to accompany this growth.
Rather than have the current production of food stretched thin across these growing metropolises and transported thousands of miles between farm and plate, urban communities are beginning to realize sustainability and self-sufficiency through urban agriculture.

Read more