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74000 (May 2013) for Urban Agriculture

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An urban agriculturalst is a city or suburb dwellers that uses hus land to produce food.

Contrary to common expectations, urban farming can be even more profitable that large scale agriculture. With fewer pests and gentler winds, empty urban lots are downright ideal for agriculture. But how could they be so profitable?

The operation costs are really low. City water management provides irrigation, there is plenty of compost around, the urban setting repels pests, and the market is not far away. With only 1/2 an acre, meted out in small plots, all the harvesting can be done by hand. And because the plots are usually unused anyway, rental costs are minimal. Many people volunteer their backyards in exchange for fresh produce and those who charge do so minimally.

Especially when you consider the environmental benefits, including minimal transportation to market, reuse of developed land instead of cutting new forest, and less machinery used to cultivate.

With more than half of the world population living in big cities, urban agriculturalists are going to be many.

See a TED video on urban agriculture at http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=8jpmLiGz4gk&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D8jpmLiGz4gk

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