Designing Urban Agricultures

DESIGNING URBAN AGRICULTURE is about the intersection of ecology design and community. It is a dialogue on the ways to invite food back into the city and forge a path towards creating healthier communities and a healthier environment. When the recession began I planted an edible garden. I started with potatoes and herbs such as parsley, sage, rosemary mint, and thyme. Within a few weeks. I began to notice that even though I only spent 15 minutes a day each morning in the garden my work day stress levels went down and life’s hiccups seemed to more easily be put into perspective. My family and I also noticed that our food tasted so much better when I added the home grown edible ingredients to our meals. The Potatoes we harvested that first year were the most exquisite and sweetest potatoes. I have ever tasted in my life. We all began to eat a bit healthier.