Urban farming has rising importance as a solution to the pressures that many cities are facing. From strengthening food resiliency to creating oases of biodiversity within concrete jungles, from re-establishing a connection to nature for city dwellers to reviving the relationship people have with food, urban farming has the potential to fundamentally transform the cities we live in, and to empower every individual with the tools for action to make our future of food a more sustainable and equitable one.
With growing urbanisation, it's becoming harder to find natural spaces in our concrete jungles, and to find community in the busyness of city life.
We have to rethink the way our cities are designed to create a biophilic environment that champions greater integration between nature, food and urban living.
A heavy reliance on imported food leaves us disconnected from our food, and results in an enormous carbon footprint of 41,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide a day.
Furthermore, industrial agriculture is among the greatest contributors to global warming and is the largest user of our planet’s water and land.
We need a systemic shift towards more localised and sustainable agricultural systems to protect our environment.
Our current food system is not only unsustainable and broken, but it is also making us sick. Our diets are increasingly made up of highly processed junk food, and mass-scale agriculture overuses chemical pesticides and antibiotics that seep into our fruits and vegetables.
We must choose a diet that is healthy for both our bodies and our planet.
However, urban farming helps improve communities’ health - both mentally and physically - while combating climate change.
We're on a mission to transform our city spaces, food system, and communities through urban farming.
Here's how we do so: