Urban farms prove to be beneficial to families and neighborhoods

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It isn’t just out in the country that you can hear the sound of a hen clucking, according to The New York Times. Urban farming is becoming a trend in cities like New York where families are seeking ways to grow their own food, leave less of a footprint on the environment and add some green to their concrete neighborhoods.

A variety of animals are being kept on these urban farms, including chickens, rabbits and bees. Families are relying on the fruits of their labor for sustenance as their produce ranges from tomatoes and lettuce to apples and kale.

From The New York Times:

“These residents are depending on their own yards for sustenance, embracing an ethos that calls for local, sustainable agriculture to lessen impact upon the environment. But for many, the real reason is far less lofty: They find it endlessly entertaining.”

Via: The New York Times > Heard on the street: E-I-E-I-O

 

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