Approcahes to AgricultureURBAN AGRICLUTUREcenter850008549640March 18, 2018ST LAWRENCE COLLEGE 1000000March 18, 2018ST LAWRENCE COLLEGE Urban Agriculture is practicing of farming, cultivating, processing and disturbing food in or around a city, village and town. Small community gardens, urban farms that span several city blocks, and intensive indoor hydroponic or aquaculture facilities are all examples of urban agricultureCITATION USD16 l 4105 (USDA, 2016). During world war-2, Americans planted victory gardens in their back yards, that supplied most part of food to nation. After completion of war, garden farming extended through out the world on large scale.CITATION Bra16 l 4105 (Plumer, 2016)This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-SAThis Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-SAUrban Agriculture has more opportunities for local farmers to enhance their economical health and boost annual sources of income.
Conventional Farming include use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and other continuing substance to improve rate of production per hectare. Urban farming able to improve quality of food as well as increase job availability for people living around area. However, in conventional farming, access use of fertilizers ruins the natural quality of food and have limited chances for people to join farming living in cities. Many cities in California, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego have recently updated municipal policies to facilitate urban agriculture, due to strong community interest.However, Urban Agriculture is still criticizing in many ways. There are many issues those must resolved before proceeding any successful settlement. The problems could be drainage and water supply near big cities. Use of drinking water for farming activities is completely wasteful and expensiveCITATION Phi16 l 4105 (Bowles, 2016).
The drainage could be difficult for these farming in small scale as well as on large scale. In addition, the noise pollution can harmful for communities living in cities produce by farm Equipment. Farm equipment is not designed for urban settingCITATION Phi16 l 4105 (Bowles, 2016). Neighbours complains about noise, dust and use of fertilizers. Sometimes, Earnings are not as much high to survive in big busy cities, that mean some selected farmers only could maintain their livings. So, it would be not easy for everyone to being successful in urban farming.
Although, there are still many ways and outcomes that let people and experts support this idea for coming Generations. Firstly, urban farming reduces carbon emission because it used less fossil fuel. Average food travel 42000 miles to reach our dinning table, but urban farming food would be more faster and convenience way and decreases the consumption of fossil fuel CITATION The16 l 4105 (The Ecology Center, 2016). Secondly, the job opportunities increase for people living in city or around the city. These job opportunities would more helpful, when cities have more poverty and hunger. CITATION The16 l 4105 (The Ecology Center, 2016).
Lastly, many people from cities are suffering from malnutrition and other health related issues. Due to unbalanced food, people suffering from obesity, cholesterol and diabetes. Through Urban Farming, the widespread innovative ideas and techniques help to gain better quality production that help to maintain nutrition and proteins in food.There are several examples can be seen around the world those have developed urban farms. An example has mentioned below:The Distributed Urban Farming Initiative, Brayan, TX CITATION Kay13 l 4105 (Spector, 2013)DUFI plan for gardens or some empty spaces for society to distribute good quality food. The current locations of these invitations are in downtown of Bryan, Texas. These farms commonly grew Cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage and lettuce.
The main goal of these programmes is not build just gardens but distribute full of nutrition and better quality of food for people living around them. Bryan has very supportive and creative environment that help people to understand and learn techniques through classroom as well from gardens. Because of supportive culture and tourism attraction Bryan also have various sources to fund these green pieces of lands.Purposes of Gardens: -Good Food- Nutrition EducationOnce these gardens established, would be available for school and institutes for study of nutrition science. Majority of nations are suffering from food related problems such as obesity that mean somebody need to spread knowledge about selection of healthy food.
Good Health- Healthy OptionsDirect from harvested food always contain more nutrition as compare to food available in stores. These would help us to maintain requirements of food contents that our body need daily. Good quality also provides good growth components for youth and kids. However, Requirements are different person to person.DEVELOPER OF DUFI: – Advent DX has been leading innovation in tourism and community development, from 2004. With different economical ideas and developed plans it has helped Texas to get success in every field. Then they launch their small city gardens known as urban farms to enhance the quality of health and food. CITATION Kay13 l 4105 (Spector, 2013) Works Cited BIBLIOGRAPHY Bowles, P.
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