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What do green spaces mean to people living in cities? What happens when urban areas have no gardens, parks or even trees growing in neighbourhoods? Can individuals and communities do anything to make things better? Here are some answers from New York City.
North Carolina based non-profit - Growing Change is working with youth and army veterans in two of America's least healthy counties by 'flipping' old, unused prisons to provide stable employment; bring access to locally grown food and reduce juvenile delinquency.
South Korea makes great strides to promote urban farming given the proven ecological and socioeconomic benefits. Seoul government encourages its citizens leading to a significant rise in the number of farms across the city. The way things go, this growing trend is only going to continue.
New York based organisation, Harlem Grown, has been transforming lives by incorporating urban farming practices while engaging entire communities and schools in order to create sustainable change. The movement was influenced by factors such as the crisis of food insecurity and institutional disparities among communities though the organisation continues to achieve so much more.
Whether due to job losses or as a way to escape the dull reality of quarantine measures, or both, many citizens of Montenegro have started cultivating gardens, parks and any other available land during the COVID pandemic. Since this spring, new urban farmers in Bar and other towns have either...
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