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9 Hot Trends in Food and Urban Agriculture


When it comes to lingo for agro (or agriculture), things have become a lot more complex than the simple “organic” vs. “non-organic” terminology of the past. Today, many of us are no longer willing to tolerate large factory farming that puts the safety and welfare of animals, human laborers, and the environment at risk.

That’s why many are embracing these nine hot trends in farm-to-table, agriculture, and alternative food movements…

1. Community Gardening

There’s no way to better get to know your neighbors than by toiling in the soil of a community garden. Sharing the work and sharing the crop bounty (i.e., beefsteak tomatoes, garlic, kale, cucumbers, and peppers) requires a tag-team effort on behalf of many concerned members of a community. Typically, they set up in an abandoned lot owned either by the city or a nonprofit organization after permission is granted. From there, the land is often broken down into individual plot assignments and members work together to grow nutritious food and beautify urban community green spaces.

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