A Better Life through Urban Farming
Last week we discussed the beneficial impacts of urban farming on food security. This week we will be taking a look at how urban farming brings about positive lifestyle changes.
Urban farming has witnessed exponential growth during the COVID-19 pandemic. More people are indulging themselves in urban farming as a way to keep themselves occupied and divert their attention from the looming anxiety brought by the pandemic.
Starting small, urban farming is a personal project for one to gain a sense of satisfaction and achievement (a much-needed confidence boost in 2020!), and also serves a secondary purpose of sustaining one’s food needs.
Affordable & Healthy Lifestyle
The reality is, most want to achieve but cannot afford a healthy lifestyle. However, this situation can be overturned through urban farming. Growing one’s own food offers a low-cost and sustainable healthy food supply. When expanded beyond household premises to community gardening, harvested produce acts as an additional source for low-income families to access healthier vegetables.
Community gardening has shown to be an activity that contributes to lifting communal spirits. When engaged in leisurely farming, residents increase their social bonds amongst each other and improve their personal well-being. Furthermore, practical experience with food cultivates a better appreciation of our food source, thereby developing a healthy relationship with food.
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