Urban and Indoor Farming is a great way to lower health risks in low-income neighborhoods. Urban Farms is also a good way to bring communities together and it is a good school project or after school program for kids. Instilling the values of becoming independent and growing their own food is something that kids take with them for the rest of their lives. Families can also adopt indoor farming as a fun activity to bring everyone together. Urban Farming is not only a way of gaining access to fruits and veggies, but the process of growing raw foods can lift dependency from having to buy fruits and veggies from local supermarkets which are usually genetically modified and useless when it comes to getting vital nutrients.
For those who get hungry often, switching to a plant based diet will introduce the body to natural foods. The body will begin to crave those plant-based foods because of the important nutrients that are missing from processed foods. In a way, residents are better off growing their own food since many plant-based foods from supermarkets have little potency with little to no flavor. People will be shocked when tasting a real fruit or vegetable from the ground because it will taste so much better than what the supermarkets offer. Fruits and veggies from Big Agriculture do not have the same vitamins and nutrients compared to organic veggies.
This is because the fruits and veggies grown on corporate farms are GMO, grown in bad soil and laced with harmful pesticides. Urban Farming should not only provide healthy foods to local communities, but should be one step ahead of Big Agriculture by using natural methods to grow food. Growing organic vegetables will give people essential nutrients and the food itself will taste fresher like fruits and veggies should. Organic farming is not difficult and all it takes is time, patience and dedication. Learning how to grow organic vegetables all begins with knowing what kinds of fruits and veggies that people like to eat and desiring to learn how to grow them. Energy efficient farming, organic pesticides and indoor farming will leave no Food carbon footprint. The environment should always be a key factor when growing organically. Urban Farming and Permaculture should go hand in hand, and it is a way of ensuring production of healthy plants while preserving the ecosystem.