San Francisco is about to transform itself into one of the most avant-garde cities in the world when it comes to food self-sufficiency. Thanks to a new legislation approved in recent days, in fact, groups of farmers will be able to appropriate areas and land left to themselves, roofs and terraces, in order to start works for the construction of new urban gardens in which to grow fruit and vegetables which the city population will be able to eat.
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Where there was concrete, today there is a vegetable garden. San Francisco is about to transform into one of the most avant-garde cities in the world in terms offood self-sufficiency. Thanks to a new legislation approved in recent days, in fact, groups of peasants will be able to take possession of abandoned areas and land to themselves, roofs and terraces, in order to start works for the construction of new ones urban gardens in which to grow fruit and vegetables that the city population will be able to eat.
It seems there will also be a way to recover areas affected by the presence of cementthat can be dismantled and used for cultivation or for productive activities related to the food world, should they prove suitable for this purpose. Among the promoters of the new rules that will allow the spread of the new urban gardens in San Francisco there is Laura Tam, belonging to the nonprofit San Francisco Planning + Urban Research Association (SPUR).
Laura Tam defined the entry into force of the new regulations as a magnificent opportunity in view of the realization of objectives linked to one greater sustainability of life in the city. In addition, it seems that San Francisco is full of environmentalists and lovers of healthy eating and products a zero kilometers, who, if they do not participate directly in the creation of the gardens, will certainly be able to become the first consumers of the harvest that will be obtained from them.
The new legislation will make it legal and to facilitate the production and sale of food produced in the area of San Francisco. It will also reduce the bureaucratic processes that discourage those who, equipped with tools and good will, would like to transform abandoned land into new opportunities for the creation of vegetable gardens thanks to which to approach thefood self-sufficiency. Funds are also expected to be allocated by city organizations to support existing agricultural estates. There will also be incentives for owners of vacant land to decide to allow it to be used for community farming activities.
This can only contribute to the growth in the number of urban gardens already present in the territory of San Francisco, with fields that are cultivated both on public sod and on private land, which often include the presence of fruit trees, as well as areas planted with vegetables. Among the participants in the initiative there will certainly be the farmers of Alemany Farm, who are well aware of how impossible it is to give life to wheat fields in the city center, but also of how simple it is to start tailor-made urban gardens according to the situation. Soon, therefore, they will appear community urban gardens for the benefit of all citizens, who will thus be able to taste fresh and seasonal products, truly at zero kilometers.