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.
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...
Malaysian deputy agriculture minister Sim Tze Tzin has taken up urban farming in his constituency of Bayan Baru.
The small garden outside the double-storey unit that serves as Sim's service centre now boasts eggplants, cucumbers and other herbs.
Sim said the country is facing a fundamental...
This is a 15 minute overview of Nairobi's urban farmers. Mazingira Institute provides training to young urban farmers on efficient use of urban spaces, job creation, organic crops, livestock and health issues. Women and youth farmer hubs have formed a platform and network for...
In Accra, urban farming is responsible for 90 percent of the city’s fresh vegetables and 46 percent of the capital’s households are involved in it, according to a 2012 report published by the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF).
However, despite the popularity of urban farming,...
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