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Forbes Opinion: Urban Farming Is A Ludicrously Stupid Idea

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Urban farming just doesn’t make sense as a food production system.

By Tim Worstall
Fellow at the Adam Smith Institute in London
Forbes
July 4, 2016

Excerpt:

Why pay $3 million for the space for 40 cows? Note that this isn’t even their grazing nor fodder land, this is just the byre and milking shed. Which can be set up really very much more cheaply elsewhere, away from the expensive city land.

To construct an example to show the silliness of this.

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Bratislava, Slovakia: Community gardens are starting to take root across the capital

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“We drew inspiration from abroad where such gardens are very popular.”

By JANA LIPTÁKOVÁ
The Slovak Spectator
June 28, 2016

Excerpt:

So far Vnútroblok has launched three gardens. The first one was located on a private plot at the Sasinkova street that was for sale but the owner enabled them to launch and run the garden there until he sold it. In order to be able to move out when they are asked to do so, they put wooden boxes with soil for growing plants on wooden palettes. The garden existed for three years, between 2013-2015.

Afterwards they agreed with the Bratislava city council to use an abandoned vineyard at Pionerska and started their first season here in the spring of 2015. Here the group grows vegetables and fruits in garden boxes as well as grapevines. And in the spring 2016 they launched a movable garden at a courtyard of a school at Karpatská street.

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