I’ve just written the third part to my Urban agriculture series of articles for Permaculture Research Institute - Understanding Urban Agriculture – Part 3, Calculating the Food Production Potential of a City
This third article categorizes and analyses the different types of obstacles to urban agriculture, then questions the concept of resource limits to urban agriculture in a modern city by going through the exercise of calculating the food growing potential of the city of Melbourne, Australia. The results are very interesting to say the least…
In the first article Understanding Urban Agriculture – Part 1, The Present State in Historical Context we looked at the history of localized agriculture and the journey to our present state.
The second article Understanding Urban Agriculture – Part 2, Productivity, Potential and Possibilities examined real-life urban agriculture productivity figures and showed how urban agriculture is working currently worldwide and how productive it really is.