It is the practice of producing fruits and vegetables and other plants in or around a city. The plants could grow on roofs, in squares or in public spaces under the form of gardens.
Vatel Bordeaux has adopted urban farming since September 2019, with the aim of prioritizing farm-to-table products, reducing packaging and air pollution. The terrace of the Marco Polo lounge now offers a dedicated space to the urban permaculture. The herbs, plants and vegetables cultivated in this space are used by chef Adrien Ferra at Tables Vatel.
Urban farming is practiced by 800 million people worldwide according to the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation). In Bordeaux city, the number of collective gardens is now 228 . Municipalities, associations and companies like Kanopée Koncept or « l’Autre Campagne » are joining this trend.
The residents, members of associations and employees aim to accomplish these steps:
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