Urban Gardening as an Environmentally Conscious SolutionMay 23, 2019
Did you know that investing in urban gardening brings major benefits both to environmental sustainability and the local economy? In addition, urban gardening can potentially become a profitable business. While green infrastructure improves the lives of city dwellers, the growth of urban gardening can help to protect the environment.
The movement of urban gardening started with small vegetable gardens at home and in urban areas. It's obvious that growing vegetables and herbs at home is a fantastic idea. Just imagine always having fresh lettuce and basil right on your balcony! There's no need to drive to a local shop, select good quality greens, and check for an expiration date that isn't always properly recorded. Plus, growing plants by yourself is safe and convenient, to say nothing of the benefits such a lifestyle brings to the environment.
Numerous restaurants have private backyards with basic vegetables and organically grown greens to cut down on expenses and time to transport food products. This reduces carbon emissions to the atmosphere and improves air quality. As urbanization is tightly connected with climate change, urban gardening seems an optimal environmentally friendly solution.
In the United States, urban agriculture meets up to 20 percent of overall food demand, and urban farming has grown by 30 percent in the last 30 years. Different approaches toward gardening in industrialized areas depend upon the aim of the initiatives. If you're more money-oriented than concerned about environmental issues, consider urban gardening as a way to make a profit. Rooftops with dazzling views can attract a lot of surprising public attention. You can rent out the space for social events and parties. Depending on local and state regulations, you'll need to get specific permission from authorities to organize a green space on a rooftop. After that, design it in a minimalist sort of way by planting flowering plants and placing wooden benches and garden umbrellas to make the space look cozy and comfortable. You can even grow a lawn on your rooftop!
Such public initiatives are usually supported by communities, especially if the project is aimed at enhancing public awareness about environmental issues or has some charitable purpose. Your endeavors won't be in vain if the desired outcome of the project has somehow contributed to the environment.
For landlords and property managers, investing in urban gardening has plenty of benefits. For one thing, a rental property with a nice rooftop automatically increases the value of the rental itself. Additionally, a lot of residents would love to have food growing on the property or have an opportunity to grow their own greens and have access to quality vegetables.
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