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Food Movement Glossary

Urban Farming

Definition:

Urban farming is the practice of cultivating, processing, and distributing food in or around a village, town or city. It uses the resources of the city to help grow the food to then be sold directly to the customers living near the farm.

Example of Urban Farming:

The local food movement encourages the growth of urban farms that are beneficial for the local communities, the benefit includes gaining accessibility to fresh foods even if one live in a rural areas.
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It takes 40 days for most Americans to earn enough money to pay for their food bill for the entire year. In comparison, it takes 139 days for the average American to earn enough money to pay their taxes!