16 Sep '11, 3pm

Making a case for the urban garden

Making a case for the urban garden

In their first scenario, in which 80 percent of every vacant lot was converted to raising produce and backyard chickens , the authors calculated that Cleveland residents could generate between 22 and 48 percent of the fresh produce they consume, 25 percent of the poultry and eggs needed, and 100 percent of their honey demands (Cleveland is also one of few cities that allows for urban beekeeping). In scenario two, the researchers added 9 percent of each "occupied lot," as in home vegetable gardens or food grown on office building property, raising totals to 31 to 68 percent of fresh produce and 94 percent of poultry and eggs. In the last scenario, they added 62 percent of every commercial rooftop in the city, and they calculated that the city could supply itself with between 46 to 100 percent of its fresh produce, along with the same percentages of poultry, eggs and honey a...

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