One benefit of urban farming is that it is more productive. One person can produce almost 100 times more food than compared to regular farming (per square foot). When urban farming, the farms are designed vertically instead of horizontally, which allows you to grow more product per square foot. Also, most urban farms are indoors which means you can control the weather. Water systems and artificial lighting are installed to create a perfect climate.
There are many ways to approach urban farming, including…
- Vertical farming. This means growing your crops vertically instead of horizontally. This approach is typically indoors. Allowing you to optimize more of the space you have, whether that’s small or large scale.
- Hydroponics. This is growing plants without soil. The plants roots are submerged in water and nutrients are added to that water. Allowing the plants to absorb the nutrients needed to grow.
- Rooftop farming. This allows you to grow food in the center of a busy city, where green space is limited. It utilized unused spaces and can supply fresh produce to the local community.
- Backyard gardening. This can be a garden in the ground, raised garden beds, or growing food in pots in a small space. Allowing you to get creative with how you grow your food.
There are many other ways to utilize urban farming, these are just some of them.
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