Thursday, June 03, 2010

Downtown Agriculture - Can it Succeed

While increasing agriculture and horticulture in urban areas has been mulled over for some time, and is thought to be necessary if food production is to increase, most ideas have revolved around vertical farming.

A recent serious development has involved using urban wastelands or abandoned factory sites, with Detroit in the US seen as a model.

Property values have fallen dramatically, where leasing old sites may just be a profitable way to develop high value crops, especially for horticulture, using modern approaches.

Read the article below..............some interesting options to ponder.

May not be relevant for Australia, as our land and property values are rising, but it would certainly have potential for many areas around the world.

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