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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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