During the past couple of years, urban farming; means growing food in the urban areas has become a worldwide phenomenon. It is also being claimed to be the future of food. But what is it that makes urban farming so ravishing and superior to the traditional farming? Let’s check the benefits.
- It’s Lot More Productive: With the help of urban farming, one can produce as much as 100 times more food (per square foot) than with traditional farming. How is it possible? – Most urban farms are designed vertically, that allows growing in as many levels as possible on a square foot.
- It’s More Sustainable: Most urban gardening systems lead to considerable water, power and space savings. Many people point out that starting an urban farm or community gardens might be costly. In reality, an urban farm for 500 USD will earn back itself in a year.
- Small Space Friendly: Urban farms make the life in the city much, much easier. Most of them are neatly designed and closets with several shelves, able to grow tens of different plant on each shelf.
- Organic Food Becomes More Accessible: Urban farming allows farmers to grow the foods/crop in a more controlled manner, which leads to grow organic food without much of an investment. How is it possible? The main reason is; the farmer is forced to use pesticides to ensure a decent yield when the natural environmental factors are not crop-friendly.
- Enables You To Enjoy Fresh Food All-Year-Round: Since the season and environmental factor is minimized in urban farming, it is possible to harvest anything anytime. Want freshly grown lettuce every two weeks or fresh, home-grown strawberries in the month of December? No problem at all.
- It’s Too Simple: If you haven’t realized it already, urban farming is dead simple. If you own an urban garden or urban farm, you are able to grow fresh food for yourself.