Rethinking the way we feed people

The issue of traditional farming methods

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It is predicted that by 2050, there will be over 9 billion of us on Earth. Traditional agricultural methods will not be able to feed this number of people. So we have to rethink the way we feed people. Urban agriculture is a sustainable alternative.

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It protects virgin land by exploiting vacant urban spaces.

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It gives citizens a chance to see the farming process, to see the plants grow, and to participate.

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The harvests from these cultures are local and could not be fresher.

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The cost of transport on food

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Vitamin and mineral intake is higher when products are consumed within a short time after harvest. Food sold in grocery stores travels an average of 3,000 km before arriving on site. The farther a product comes, the more impact it has on the environment. By setting up a MicroHabitat urban garden, you reduce the number of kilometers travelled between fresh produce and your plate. It’s a simple way to reduce your ecological footprint.

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Alternative to the food industry

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In a world where unhealthy processed foods are everywhere, it is important to find healthy alternatives. By bringing agriculture into the city, the food production process becomes more accessible to the population. MicroHabitat gives citizens the opportunity to take a step towards a food industry focused on sustainable development and the optimization of urban environments.

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To learn more

Visit the BLOG section of our website to learn new tips on farming in the city.

Don’t hesitate to write to us at info@microhabitat.ca for your urban agriculture needs.