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Urban Agriculture and Alternatives to Large Scale Farming

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Transcript of Urban Agriculture and Alternatives to Large Scale Farming

The Waldwick CSA Examples Benefits Urban
Agriculture Urban Agriculture Become a part of the garden, become a part of the community Pictures What is Urban Agriculture? Tenth Acre farms began in the backyard of co-founder Jordan Hall’s apartment.
Since 2009 though, the farmers have expanded and have taken over an abandoned basketball court at St. Cecilia’s School in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Like most urban farmers, Tenth Acre’s main goal is to provide the freshest and healthiest vegetables possible to the citizens of NYC. Tenth Acre Farms Alternatives to Large Scale Farming No need to transport
products, saving time and
gas. the practice
of cultivating, processing, and
distributing food in or around a
village, town, or city. Benefits Teaches people life skills such as how to be more self sufficient
Creates jobs, income, and food
Helps bring families and communities together by working toward a common goal that will be beneficial for all
Gives direct links to food production
Greens up the city
Can help to clean air and rain water
Increases the amount of food grown and bought locally, decreasing carbon footprin Integrated into the urban economic and ecological system: urban agriculture is embedded in -and interacting with- the urban ecosystem.
Such linkages include the use of urban residents as laborers, use of typical urban resources (like organic waste as compost and urban waste water for irrigation)
Directly impacts on urban ecology. Urban Agriculture WOW!! Located between the cafeteria and the Greenberg Center, Waldwick's CSA is a positive addition to the school's atmosphere. We aim to maximize production, by using our small space efficiently and effectively. Brooklyn Grange Hydroponics:The process of growing plants in sand, gravel, or liquid,with added nutrients but without soil.
This system of agriculture is very common throughout the urban areas and is less expensive and more efficient. The CSA provides an opportunity for students to gain gardening experience, as well as practice working together. Parental participation adds not only to the garden but also to parent-student relationships. Pictures The CSA adds to the
beautification
of the school. Brooklyn Grange is an urban rooftop farm that is claimed to be the largest urban rooftop farm in the world.
The non-profit farm serves the local community with real organically produced vegetables and fruits. Brooklyn Grange The growing center has over two acres of rooftop under cultivation in Brooklyn and Queens,and has sold over 40,000lbs of veggies to restaurants.
As well as to restaurant they also sell them to the public and the CSA.
But the farm has expanded even more, currently keeping egg-laying chickens and launching a commercial honey bee cultivator.
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