Urban farming: agriculture that makes sense


Contrary to the trendy bobo image it conveys, urban farming has a long history. Today this practice is gaining increasing visibility and tempting many city-dwellers.

According to the philosopher Joëlle Zask, city-dwellers are turning towards urban farming because they are discovering a way of life that is more suited to a democratic community, to the practices of ordinary citizenship, to “eating well”, and to environmental preoccupations, too. Urban agriculture also points to a meaningful agriculture, which feeds a policy of democratic sociability rather than fostering it.