Urban agriculture and eating local

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Photo from the New Yorker by Josef Astor

For the past two years I have been doing research on urban agriculture and doing fieldwork in the Pine Street Garden in Vancouver, Canada. I think more and more people in North America are getting hip to growing their own food in cities. Urban agriculture makes all city dwellers more conscience of their food and where it comes from. Community gardens are an integral part of growing healthy communities and cities.

I was pleased to see Adam Gopnik’s fascinating article about eating local in New York that appeared in the New Yorker last week in their edition devoted to food.