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The benefits of urban agriculture

Urban agriculture is the activity of food cultivation in and around urban environments. With the growing global interest in becoming more sustainable and environmentally friendly, the popularity of urban agriculture is increasing. The benefits of urban agriculture add to its increasing popularity. It is a successful solution to the desire of the people to carry out their farming close to home.

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What are the benefits of urban agriculture

Urban gardening can offer many benefits to our homes and communities. Even in small locations and limited space, you can grow food by using urban gardening techniques. Let's take a closer look at the benefits of urban agriculture:

Growing crops in a small place

You can grow your food in a small space thanks to urban agricultural techniques. Space-efficient farming methods, such as vertical gardening, container gardening, rooftop gardening, and hydroponic gardening, allow you to produce food even when you have limited space.

Read more: Dry farming: growing crops without irrigation

Eating healthy and saving money 

Urban gardening gives you the opportunity to grow and harvest your own fresh and healthy food at a fraction of what the same produce would otherwise cost in a grocery store. To grow the necessary healthy and nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables, you don't need to spend a lot of money. In addition, when you produce additional yields, you can sell or trade it with your neighbours. 

Helping nature

Planting trees and other plants helps conserve biodiversity in urban areas and contributes to local ecosystems. Urban expansion poses many threats to wildlife and biodiversity, destroying vital habitats. By planting trees and other plants, you help provide shelter and food for many species, some of which are vital for pollination and food production. You also get the added benefit of seeing beautiful birds, beetles, and butterflies in your own garden space.

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Contributing to sustainability

Urban gardening contributes to sustainability by reducing the carbon footprint of the food system. It minimises fuel consumption associated with transportation and mass food production, contributing to a more sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle and reducing your individual carbon footprint.

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Developing skills 

Beyond learning how to grow plants and trees, urban farming provides opportunities for additional skill development. It extends to activities like beekeeping and snail farming, offering valuable learning experiences and skills for individuals and families. 

Promoting environmental awareness and human wellbeing

Urban gardening promotes social interaction and the mental and social health of a community. It promotes environmental awareness through measures like preserving soil fertility, ensuring air and water quality, preserving urban ecological biodiversity, harvesting rainwater, recycling water, recycling organic waste, and creating green spaces in neighbourhoods. Research suggests that green spaces also improve our mental wellbeing, reduce stress, and promote community development. It is especially beneficial for children to interact with nature and green spaces.

Read more: Green infrastructure: how nature can improve urban living

Greening the environment with DGB Group

The manifold benefits of urban agriculture extend beyond the confines of small spaces, reaching into the realms of sustainability, community building, and economic opportunities. Urban agriculture is also a vital step towards greening our environment and contributing to nature. 

If you wish to contribute to nature in addition to growing your own urban garden, or if you cannot grow your own urban garden, DGB Group offers many solutions for you to make a positive impact. From the carbon credits generated by our large-scale nature-based solutions that help you offset your carbon footprint to our tree-planting subscription, where you can plant any amount of trees in areas where they are needed most, we can help you contribute to nature. We also offer 8% return on investment green bonds, offering you attractive returns on your investment in nature. By focusing on initiatives that restore nature, DGB aligns with development with sustainability—creating a symbiotic relationship between communities and the environment.

Protecting and restoring nature is a shared responsibility. With DGB, we make your contribution count. Join us in creating a more sustainable, interconnected, and greener world.

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