Becoming an Urban Farmer
We are in the mist of a revolution. A food revolution to transform our industrial food system into local food systems that grow healthy, ripe in season food, provide local jobs and build community. There are many ways to participate from shopping at your local farmers market and supporting your local farmer to joining a community garden, growing your own AND becoming an urban farmer.
First of all urban farming is just growing food in cities – where over 50% of the world’s population lives. Already cities like Hong Kong and Havana Cuba grow a significant amount of food within their boundaries. U.S. cities are jumping on board with organizations like Growing Power in Milwaukee and Chicago building significant infrastructure to feed our urban populations.
Then there is you and I…just what can we do? The notion of becoming an urban farmer is actually a quite simple three step process.