Interesting article on urban agriculture, from Jacksonville, Florida.
Quoting: “What is urban agriculture? As a national movement, urban agriculture is growing rapidly across the US. According to the USDA, around 15 percent of the world’s food is now grown in urban areas. City and suburban agriculture takes the form of backyard, roof-top and balcony gardening, community gardening in vacant lots and parks, roadside urban fringe agriculture and livestock grazing in open space.” Amid escalating concerns about the environment, pesticides, and food safety, urbanites are turning to community gardens to supply their fruits and vegetables. Cities are also creating gardens to address “urban food deserts,” or areas where access to fresh fruits and vegetables is limited. Animal husbandry, of which urban hen-keeping is the most popular version, forms a significant part of the urban agriculture movement.”