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Urban Gardening 101: Everything You Need to Know


Property values around community gardens can increase by as much as 9.4 percent.
Community gardens can reduce household concerns over food security by as much as 90 percent.
Those who grow food in community gardens eat 37.5 percent more fruits and vegetables than those who don’t.
About $6 of produce comes from each dollar invested in a community garden.
The 100 biggest cities in the U.S. contain more than 29,000 community gardens.
Most produce from an urban farm will travel less than one percent of the more than 1,500 miles that the average item of produce that is conventionally grown travels from farm to table, and to transport the conventionally-grown produce can result in 1,700 percent more carbon dioxide emissions.
According to green roof studies, about 10.76 square feet of an urban rooftop farm can offset the yearly carbon emissions of one car.



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  • Tabitha Kimani

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    This increases food supply to fight hunger and cleans the air. This mode of farming should be encouraged in many cities.

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