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Growing food in cities is happening, possible and necessary

Let's run those numbers... 700 / 3 = 233 and 233 * 10,000 = 2.3m You could create 233 of Will Allen's farms on the readily available flat roof space in London which would feed up to 2.3m people. In Havana, 90% of the city's fresh produce come from local urban farms and gardens. You could realistically feed all the people that visited foodbanks in the UK last year, twice over and create green economy jobs too. FLAT ROOF LONDON APPROXIMATELY 10% OF CENTRAL LONDON IS COVERED BY FLAT ROOFS, WHICH ARE THE MOST STRAIGHTFORWARD TO GREEN AND HAVE OFTEN BEEN DESIGNED TO TAKE SIGNIFICANT ADDITIONAL WEIGHT THAT MEANS THERE ARE A POTENTIAL 700 PLANTABLE INCREDIBLE EDIBLE TODMORDEN A TOWNWIDE SURVEY FOUND THAT AROUND 80% OF THE 16,000 RESIDENTS NOW BUY LOCAL, WHILE 3/4 GROW FOOD IN THEIR OWN GARDEN ACRES IN LONDON Growing food in cities is possible, happening and WILL ALLEN'S 3ACRE FARM necessary so let's do more of it. WAITING LISTS FOR ALLOTMENTS HAVE RISEN IN RECENT YEARS, AND NOW STAND AT NEARLY 78,000 PEOPLE ACROSS ENGLAND A TOTAL OF 52 PEOPLE WAITING FOR EVERY 100 PLOTS PROVIDED BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES WILL ALLEN'S 3ACRE FARM SITS IN THE POOREST PART OF MILWAUKEE AND NOW FEEDS 10,000 PEOPLE A YEAR. FOOD BANKS IN 2014-15 TRUSSELL TRUST FOOD BANKS DISTRIBUTED ENOUGH FOOD TO FEED 1,084,604 PEOPLE (INCLUDING 397,997 CHILDREN) More than 7,000 hectares of forest was felled, 14,000 hectares of farmland concreted and 1,000 hectars of precious wetland was drained to make way for urban sprawl. That's a landscape twice the size of Liverpool, transformed forever, in just six years London loses 2.5 Hyde Parks of greenery a year from its private, domestic gardens - about 3,000 ha (7,410 acres) FOOD BANK Reference Links

Growing food in cities is happening, possible and necessary

shared by franks320 on Apr 08
As the number of people living in cities increases, the sustainability and support for ecology becomes increasingly important. This infographic demonstrates the viability and opportunity that presents...


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