Girl Planting seeds

Growing fruit and vegetables on roadside verges and in urban parks could feed thousands of city dwellers

Growing fruit and veg on roadside verges and in city parks could feed thousands of people their five a day, according to environmental scientists.  British researchers say these urban spots of land could grow enough greens for 90,000 people, or 15 per cent of a city's population.  Scientists at the University of Sheffield investigated the potential for urban horticulture by mapping green spaces across the city.  They found parks, gardens, allotments, roadside verges and woodland cover nearly half of Sheffield – a figure that applies to other UK cities.  Read more....

 

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