City farming

When we think of farming and agriculture, the first thing that would probably pop on our minds is rich vegetation and lush greenery amongst the hills and the mountains. But now, thanks to technology and the new agriculture methods brought about these advancements, farming is now being adapted even by those who are living in the city. Farming is no longer confined in the rurals. It has slowly made its way to the urban landscape.

So you want to make your own mini farm in your backyard? That’s so simple. Your condominium or apartment doesn’t have to stay as a lifeless box of concrete and glass. The good thing also about farming in the city is that you don’t have to give up your urban lifestyle to partake and enjoy farming. To create your own garden, you could start by planting herbs in small pots. Herbs such as oregano, basil, thyme, rosemary are perfect for these small containers. This is recommended for starters by the way. But if you’re the experimental and the garden geek type you could plant seasonal veggies and fruits. Just remember when choosing what to plant, make sure that it won’t take up too much space and maintenance. Keep in mind that you are living in a confined space so it should not eat up a lot of space in your backyard.

LED grow light has become a popular choice in City farming as it is designed to support the sustainable practices of agriculture. When compared to traditional lights, LED lights are held with high regards for their ability to illuminate brightly while consuming very less power. This explains why they are found in huge numbers in greenhouses. In addition, these energy saving LED lights can offer an array of benefits.

Currently, we see vacant lots, roof tops, and balconies being transformed into urban oasis, and productive agents of changing urban agriculture on a smaller scale. Community gardeners provide enough vegetables, fruit, poultry, and even small quantities of livestock and fish to supply locals with organic means of food. How does this change our health and well being? The answer, although highly debated, is that urban gardens produce a great alternative to commercial food production. A typical 10 feet by 10 feet plot of land may supply a four person household of vegetable needs, which cover all the basic vitamin A, B, C, and Iron nutritional needs a year.

Urban farming is slowly becoming popular amongst City dwellers because it doesn’t only beautify but it also conserves the environment as well. So take pleasure in the joys of gardening and start urban farming now.

In terms of health benefits, City gardens provide a limitless amount of nutrition. Gardening is also a great source of exercise and has been connected to reducing risks of obesity, diabetes, and occupational injuries while promoting better digestion and eating habits. Mentally, participating in the local farming movement may help you improve social skills, your self-esteem, and is a great use of your leisure time. There have been many studies done on the benefits of horticulture therapy in reducing stress, muscle tension, blood pressure, and general happiness.