In: UA Magazine No. 15 - Multiple Functions of Urban Agriculture
Existing alternatives to factory foods can be remarkably nostalgic, relying on models of rural purity and tiny homesteads, separated from the urban centres these farms serve. Our cultural associations with the purity of the countryside and the pollution of cities have limited our incorporation of new urban farming methods. By relying on standard, and horizontal, spatial relationships to our food, we have overlooked the potential of cities to provide us with fresh, seasonal, and local foods.