Can Urban Farms Be Sanctuaries for Bees?
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Can Urban Farms Be Sanctuaries for Bees?

By Rachel Nehemiah Of all pollinators, bees account for the greatest amount of pollination: about 80-90 percent worldwide. And we can thank bees for about one third of our crops too – things like onions, broccoli, chilli peppers, watermelons and pumpkins rely on bees for pollination. Being so important, not only to the world as … Continue reading

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The Possibilities for Urban Agriculture

What are benefits of urban agriculture? It can provide fresh produce for the community, while reducing transportation emissions by growing food locally. It provides an outdoor space for residents. Additionally tending to the garden can provide a means of getting physical activity and some sunshine on good days. A community garden can bring the community … Continue reading

Urban farming will do to you what Spring does to the cherry trees!
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Urban farming will do to you what Spring does to the cherry trees!

“Urban community gardens and farms help overcome social, health, and environmental justice challenges. that counteract the physical passivity associated with the obesity epidemic. Participating in beautifying a neighborhood builds a constructive, collective consciousness. The presence of vegetable gardens in inner-city neighborhoods is positively correlated with decreases in crime, trash dumping, juvenile delinquency, fires, violent deaths, and mental illness. Safe and pleasant neighborhoods promote active lifestyles and outdoor exercise ”
Hurley 2004; Patel 2003; McKay 1998. Continue reading