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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.
Rapid urbanization towards the end of the 20th century drastically reduced agricultural land in Singapore resulting in a heavy reliance on imports for its food needs. Read about how the government and its people turn adversities into opportunities.
During World War 1 and 2, for food security, countries encouraged their neighborhoods and schools to keep vegetable gardens. During the Covid-19 pandemic, self-quarantining Indonesians move towards normalizing urban farming.
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.
The COVID pandemic has hit people hard around the world, not only in terms of health risks but also their most basic economic security and well-being. Some are using this as an opportunity to become self-sufficient by growing food for their own families or as...