Episode 02 Urban Farming: Feeding the Cities of Tomorrow
🌾 Worldwide, urban Farming is on the rise. It has become an important strategy for cities to respond to a wide array of challenges, ranging from climate change adaptation to food security.
But beyond food production, have you ever wondered what could be the other social benefits of urban agriculture?
In this second episode, I discuss with Bjorn Low, a passionate urban farmer who leads the grow-your-own-food movement here in Singapore.
Bjorn has created and is currently running Edible Garden City, one of Singapore’s largest urban farming social enterprises.
Join me on my tour of their largest urban farm in the neighbourhood of Queenstown, and as we debate about the role of “urban care farms”, how to strike a balance between tech-driven and nature-based urban agriculture and Singapore’s food security strategy.
Some resources that have inspired this episode:
Singapore’s food story and its “30 by 30” strategy (30% of nutritional needs produced locally by 2030)
The growing world of gardening therapy and how it could help us address mental health, well-being and social integration challenges
A recent article we wrote about urban food security after COVID-19, for the French think tank “La Fabrique de la Cité”