Urban farming provides Americans with a new, innovative method for decreasing food instability.
The rise of urban farming
Urban farming refers to communities “growing or producing food in a city or heavily populated town or municipality,” according to greensgrow.org. The concept is often recognized for its ability to increase food stability among economically disadvantaged communities. In 2014, Washington, D.C., passed the D.C. Urban Farming and Food Security Act. This act was meant to increase the number of urban farms in the D.C. area to increase food security in poor areas. This video also focuses on how the concept of Urban Farming is evolving, by depicting the urban farm Aerofarms in Newark, New Jersey. This urban farm specifically seeks to increase food security in the Newark area. By planting vegetables according to an aeroponic method and in close-proximity to the general population, the work of Aerofarms proves that urban farming provides one valuable solution to the issue of food security in the United States.