Celebrating Urban Agriculture Month
|Not only is the global human population growing exponentially, but it’s also urbanising at an incredible rate. In a future that is set to include an increasingly volatile climate, water scarcity, and a necessary reduction in fossil fuel use – feeding this urban population is likely to be one of the major challenges we will face over the coming decades.
Throughout April, the country is celebrating the most promising solution to this challenge: urban agriculture. As one of the country’s leaders in this space, we are proud to celebrate how we have turned a neglected piece of urban land into a thriving food bowl over the past 8 years. Not only does urban farming avoid the food miles that exist in other parts of the food system, it also creates jobs locally, improves the local environment, and makes communities resilient to shocks in the supply chain. We were super proud, for example, to be feeding local families last year while the supermarket chains struggled to respond to supply chain issues due to COVID19.
But our favourite part of running an urban farm is that being close to an urban population means that our farm gives people an opportunity (sometimes their first opportunity) to connect with the land and the people who grow their food.
Green Connect Farm Manager
In your box:
What’s that in my box: Fennel is a celery-like winter vegetable with an interesting licorice-like flavor. They are high in fiber, potassium and vitamin C and are a well-known natural remedy for indigestion. you can store these bulbs in your fridge for up to 5 days but note that the flavour gets more mild the longer it’s stored. Everything on a fennel is edible although most cooking recipes will focus on the bulb. Feel free to cook with the bulb and use the stalks to make some fennel pesto! For more information on how to store & cook any of our vegetables, visit: https://draxe.com/ and type in the veggie you’re looking for.