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Practical Hydroponics Magazine Features ‘City Farming’


The Rise Of Urban Agriculture

By Christine Brown-Paul
September 2016 / Issue 171
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In this issue we trace the rise of city farming – also known as urban agriculture – a phenomenon whose widespread uptake globally is at the vanguard of a silent revolution in the way our food is produced. Embracing practices such as rooftop farming, hydroponics, aquaponics, aeroponics and the like, city farming is the farming of the future.

One country in particular, which is championing the principles of urban agriculture and sustainability is Canada with one of its largest cities, Vancouver, working towards being the greenest city in the world by 2020. Vancouver is also home to Canada’s first commercial aeroponics farm, using ’space-age’ tech to grow produce for local restaurants and markets. Meanwhile, in a remote hamlet in northern Canada, an ambitious greenhouse project is helping to bring healthy fresh produce to the local community.

Finally, closer to home we head off to the Top End in Australia’s Northern Territory to check out an innovative project, which has seen a hydroponic greenhouse growing green leafy vegetables and herbs for the benefit of the local community.

See the issue online here.