Planting the seeds for a new approach to urban agriculture



In Montreal as in other major cities, agriculture is intricately interwoven with the fabric of urban life. While some initiatives seek to develop new methods of production like aeroponics, or to improve growing techniques in order to increase crop yields, the most distinctive aspects of urban agriculture are those that involve social innovation.


In community, collective or shared gardens, in garden projects on university campuses, in collective apiaries (bee yards) and beyond, urban farmers are trying out local solutions—and alternative approaches to urban society— that aim to achieve a transformation of public policy at both the municipal level (e.g. with respect to urban design) and nationally (e.g. food supply issues).


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