This is a very exciting and much needed change in our food culture especially in the urban areas where access to fresh produce is limited or expensive for minorities. What you tend to find is more fast food is located in the poor urban areas which are one of the causes of obesity and diabetes. Urban farming promotes a self sustaining food supply system in a community garden.
- Use of Solar Energy and reduction of carbon foot print for trips to grocery store
- Quality fresh vegetables and fruits
- Less reliance on fast food and thus reduction in obesity and diabetes
- Less waste
- Implicit excercise through gardening
I think this is SOOO important for us to really take back our food communities from fast food nation like McDonald’s (McDeath), Burger King (Murder King), Taco Bell (Taco Hell). It benefits us in so many ways.