How You Can Farm in an Urban Area

For many the idea of living on a farm and and growing your own food is far from being a possibility. However, there are individuals who are making that idea more of a reality, and the best part is that they are able to do it in urban areas. They do this is by creating garden areas on rooftops of apartment buildings, on their windowsills, or in a community plot. You can find websites like this step by step blog provided by Andrea Romano and others for ideas on how to start your garden. It is also a good idea to talk to your neighbors or building manager to see if you can find others who would be interested in sharing a garden with you. The more individuals you get together, the larger the garden you can build. There are even programs available to help fund getting your garden started. If you visit the USDA’s website, you can find links to many of these funds, including Urban and Community Forestry Program and the Microloan Program.

By growing your own garden, you can become self-sufficient, teach your children responsibility, and eat healthier for cheaper. It also adds to the environment, giving you a relaxing atmosphere and adding color to cities, allowing for more green in an ever growing cement and steel landscape.

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Author: KateRindlisbaker

I am a junior at Utah State University where I study Agricultural Communications and Journalism. I'm from a small town in Idaho where I grew up on a little farm where we raised horses, cattle, and hound dogs.

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