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Urban agriculture growth in US cities in newly launched ‘Nature Sustainability’

This feature in the newly launched journal Nature Sustainability focuses on the growth of urban agriculture in the US due to increased availability of unused land and innovative development of urban farms and community gardens.

 Writer Lisa Palmer states that urban agriculture improves the ability of community members to cope with social and environmental change and is growing and asks what will make urban farming practices sustainable.

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North America is the northern subcontinent of the Americas covering about 16.5% of the Earth's land area. This large continent has a range of climates spanning Greenland’s permanent ice sheet and the dry deserts of Arizona. Both Canada and the USA are major food producers and some of the largest food exporters in the world. Industrial farms are the norm in North America, with high yields relative to other regions and only 2% of the population involved in agriculture.

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