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Urban farming converts spaces in blighted areas into thriving farms that produce fresh produce for inner city communities.
According to the Slow Food Movement, farmer's markets and CSA's were up a whopping 60 percent last year. And with blogs like Apartment Therapy's Re-Nest and Occupy Local being big trends for 2012, it's no wonder Urban farming is on the rise.
"There's a push back against larger companies that make too much money and don't support their community," says Suzi McCoy, founder and president of Garden Media Group, a PR firm representing outdoor-living businesses. "People living in cities are transforming small backyards and public alleys into lush green gardens that are kid-friendly and social meeting places."