Making Urban Agriculture a Success [Infographic]
Urban Agriculture is a movement towards growing and raising more food within densely populated areas of major cities. Today, about 15% of the world’s food is now grown in urban areas. Since space is limited in big cities, you may have noticed city gardens sprouting up in smaller spaces (like rooftops or apartment balconies).
Another green benefit to urban gardening is that you can re-purpose old recyclable milk jugs or woven baskets and use them as containers for new veggies. Vegetables that are ideally suited for growing in containers include: tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, green onions, beans, lettuce, squash, radishes and parsley.
Our Urban Agriculture infographic does contain information specific to the Washington DC area, the heartbeat of the movement, but our 'getting started' tips will resonate with anyone thinking about getting in touch with their green thumb. Please feel free to share any of your own small spaces gardening tips.