Opportunities for Urban Horticulture

In a study published in Nature Food, academics from the Institute for Sustainable Food at the University of Sheffield investigated the potential for urban horticulture by mapping green spaces and grey spaces across the city. They found that green spaces including parks, gardens, allotments, roadside verges, and woodland cover 45 percent of Sheffield – a figure similar to other UK cities. Allotments cover 1.3 percent of this, while 38 percent of green space comprised of domestic gardens, which have immediate potential to start growing food. The interdisciplinary team used data from Ordnance Survey and Google Earth to reveal that an extra 15 percent of the city’s green space, such as parks and roadside verges, also has potential to be converted into community gardens or allotments. Follow this link to read more.

Sourced from: Morning Ag Clips

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *