The practice of cultivating, processing and distributing food in or around a village, town, or city is known as urban farming or urban agriculture.
In many ways, urban agriculture may reflect varying levels of economic and social development within the larger society.
Urban farms – be it roof-top gardens or vertical farming using indoor farming techniques – brings forth several distinct opportunities for individuals, especially those living in cities, to get actively involved with the ecological citizenship movement. In essence, by reconnecting with food production and nature, urban community gardening teaches individuals the skills necessary to participate in a democratic society.
Moreover, urban agriculture can have a large impact on the social and emotional well-being of individuals. It can have an overall positive impact on the community health, which directly impacts an individual’s social and emotional well-being.
Furthermore, as a method to mediate chemical pollution, urban farming can be also effective in preventing the spread of these chemicals into the surrounding environment.