What Do Gardens Bring to Urban Ecosystems?

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019
“A healthy community requires healthy soil.” This idea spurred a consortium of researchers, farmers, and community garden practitioners to dive into the challenges–and opportunities–of urban agriculture. Their efforts, now in a second year, may highlight how urban soil can be a resource for human and environmental health.“We can benefit from how we manage the environment,” says researcher Jennifer Nicklay. “Clean water, clean air, and agriculture benefit us, our waterways, and wildlife. We put a value on crop yield, which is all well and good. But in urban ag, we’re in such proximity to other humans. The other benefits become really important to think of as a whole.” Follow this link to read more. Sourced from: Morning Ag Clips