Urban agriculture, between promises and disappointments

mushrooms cultivated in a parking lot, walls to flowers on a wasteland of Montreuil... in the Beginning of July, the mayor of Paris has unveiled the 21 winners

Urban agriculture, between promises and disappointments

mushrooms cultivated in a parking lot, walls to flowers on a wasteland of Montreuil... in the Beginning of July, the mayor of Paris has unveiled the 21 winners of the third edition of the Parisculteurs, a call for projects to find the urban farmers of tomorrow. Produce fruits, vegetables, herbs and possibly raise animals as close to the consumer citizen, this is the basic function of urban agriculture, it is growing issue in recent years. Appearance innovative, but the principle is actually quite old, the populations of laborers who have taken to the habit, since the beginning of the industrial era, to cultivate their own vegetable garden to improve their ordinary. But with the development of intensive farming and the lower costs induced by the latter, this practice had virtually disappeared. If it is in the middle of the renaissance, among others, it is in response to the climate challenges of today and the request ...

Updated Date: 04 August 2019, 00:00

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