Vertical farming: social work and sustainable urban agriculture in an age of global food crises
Besthorn, Fred H.
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Besthorn, Fred H. 2013. Vertical Farming: Social Work and Sustainable Urban Agriculture in an Age of Global Food Crises. AUSTRALIAN SOCIAL WORK v.66:no.2:187-203
Environmental concerns, including issues of ecological justice, attention to sustainability, and focus on issues of food security have gathered increased momentum in social work. This article will trace the background of sustainable urban agriculture as a partial solution to the issue of global food insecurity and its impact on marginalised urban populations. It will review the development of a sustainable agricultural initiative called vertical farming and suggest that it holds promise for communities struggling with chronic food security problems. It will outline some tentative steps social work may consider in order to become more fully involved in support of vertical farming initiatives.
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