Urban Farming have many benefits for you and your family
Urban Agriculture/ Urban farming has become a worldwide buzz word in the last decade. Recently the concept of urban agriculture has also taken off in South Africa with several community gardens and roof-top gardens being set-up in the bigger cities.
Urban agriculture can be defined as growing fruits, herbs, and vegetables and even raising animals within cities, a process that is accompanied by many other complementary activities such as processing and distributing food, collecting and reusing food waste and rainwater, and educating, organizing, and employing local residents.
There is nothing like eating a sandwich with freshly picked tomato and basil from your own home garden. It not only revitalize you physically, it also give you a sense of purpose from growing your own produce.
Urban farming in a garden tunnel guarantee fresh vegetables 365 days of the year.
Urban farming has many advantages;
-It lowers your carbon footprint (produce do not get transported many miles to your home)
-You control the amount of pesticides that get sprayed on your vegetables
-Increased Quality and freshness of your produce, (Pick fresh fruit and vegetables from your garden system daily)
-Studies have proven that gardening will lower your stress levels and improve mental health.
-Gardening is a great way to bond the family.
Spending some quality family time in the garden tunnel after school
Haygrove South Africa has made Urban farming even easier by developing a range of products aimed specifically at the urban farmer.
Haygrove’s garden tunnel provides cover and protection year round so you can grow and produce fresh fruit and vegetables for 365 days a year!
The Haygrove garden tunnel makes organic farming so much easier as it will protect your crop against pests and insects. Weed control is not an issue as the tunnel creates a controlled environment.
Cucumbers and tomatoes growing in a Haygrove garden tunnel
For those who consider becoming urban farmers, but are hesitant because of their already busy lifestyles; Haygrove’s garden tunnel come fully equipped with an irrigation system. This make watering as easy as pressing a button.
The Urban farming revolution is changing lives on a daily basis, maybe it is a good time to give it a try.
Cooling off under the Haygrove tunnel Irrigation sprinklers!