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Urban Agriculture

Areas used for urban farming and gardening, when compared to paved or asphalted grounds, have a positive contribution to climate adaptation. These green areas can be further adapted to climate impacts by introducing appropriate vegetation and crops for allotment and vegetable gardens. They should be, according to the climatic area resistant to droughts; such as saline vegetables and drought-tolerant plants and trees. Other issues also relevant for climate change adaptation include:

- Increasing the presence of vegetation will increase the water infiltration capacity of the soil, which in turn leads to better adaptation to future needs in terms of stormwater runoff.

- Providing shade, increasing evapotranspiration and transforming sunlight into vegetal material in photosynthesis processes rather than absorbing it, plants and trees have a cooling effect on their environment.

- When using more drought-tolerant plants, water needs for irrigation can be reduced.

- As a consequence of the increased water infiltration capacity the groundwater table will rise improving drought resistance.
When planting more saline vegetables and drought-tolerant vegetation there will be more food available during dry spells.

- Urban farming and gardening attract a variety of fauna and thereby increases local biodiversity. Moreover, gardens are used as recreational areas and public meeting places for people, improving the environmental qualities of urban areas

Sources:

- climate-adapt.eea.europa.eu/metadata/adaptation-options/urban-farming-and-gardening

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All Urban Agriculture projects

Project Created
Do it yourself urban 16 Sep 2020
Neighbourhood garden Rotterdam 10 Sep 2020
Plukroute Puccinistraat Tilburg The Netherlands 26 Aug 2020
Urban farming Tilburg 07 Aug 2020
Urban farming Almere 29 Jul 2020
insectenhotel en fruitboomgaard, Ulrum 25 Jul 2020
urban farming Rode Haan, Westeremden 25 Jul 2020
Urban Farming Hotrensialaan Groningen 23 Jul 2020
Urban Farming Beinsdorp 18 Jul 2020
klimaatadaptieve eetbare tuin in Dordrecht 20 Jun 2020
Greenify the garden 13 Apr 2020
Urban querilla Farming Amsterdam 06 Mar 2020
MasterClass selfie Lelystad 2de sessie 05 Mar 2020
MasterClass selfie Lelystad 1 05 Mar 2020
Koken met Kropotkin 29 Jan 2020
Op het dak (Dakakker) 23 Jan 2020
urban farming research University of Melbournes Burnley campus, Australia 12 Jan 2020
Singelpark Leiden, The Netherlands 28 Dec 2019
Urban farming Leiden, historical place 28 Dec 2019
Urban Farming - Lakeside Park 05 Dec 2019
Floating Farm and Floating solar panels 20 Nov 2019
Cool swales left 1 km 28 Aug 2019
Ecodorp Boekel helofytenveld Energy circulair 21 Aug 2019
Urban farming weert (maria klooster) 20 Aug 2019
Urban farming Hoi An 24 Jul 2019
Growing vegetables by inhabitant 11 Jun 2019
Green house Augustenborg 11 Jun 2019
Urban farming malmo 10 Jun 2019
Urban roof farming and green facade 10 Jun 2019
Urban farming malmo 10 Jun 2019
Urban farming Goteborg 09 Apr 2019
Hortus Populus 03 Dec 2018
Guerilla-Gardening Nursery Johannesburg 30 May 2018
Urban farming at Zernike 18 Jan 2018
Betusma heerd, Heerden, Bejum bloemkoolwijk 16 Nov 2017
Friland Denmark, ecol village BMP 29 Jun 2017
urban farming small scale Amsterdam 11 Jun 2017
ruigoord Amsterdam 09 Jun 2017
Vereniging Soesterkwartier 09 Jun 2017
NUtrecht 09 Jun 2017
Noorderlicht Amsterdam NDSM 09 Jun 2017
Do it yourself, Oosterwold 09 Jun 2017
Urbanus roof farming 29 May 2017
Suikerfabriek Urban farming 21 May 2017
GWL terrain 29 Mar 2017
Urban farming Selwerd 15 Feb 2017
do it yourself, Boekel 10 Feb 2017
Bologna, urban farming 07 Jul 2016
Leeuwarden, alternatieve sanitatie 27 Jun 2016
Afkoppelen in de Worp 25 Feb 2016
Kersentuin Utrecht 30 Sep 2015
Eva Lanxmeer 30 Sep 2015
Ecomunitypark Oosterwolde 10 Sep 2015
urban farming Rotterdam 29 Apr 2015
Hornhuizen, Wongema in Krimpgebied 29 Nov 2014
Amsterdam, urban farming dak BMP 28 Nov 2014

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