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Horticulture society job listserv. Retrieved on April 19, 2012. All rights reserved.Tasteful &, Unique Landscape. April 18, 2012. Retrieved on July 19, 2012. "This website features many unique examples of ceramic tile and porcelain work by local artists."Worldwide: Top 10 Horticulture Education, Training &, Research Facilities in 2012. December 3, 2012. Retrieved July 5, 2013. Includes facilities for, among other things, irrigation and plumbing, hydroponics, horticulture, and nursery and educational management.
^Coe, David (December 19, 2004). "Urban Farming." Retrieved on August 5, 2013. Contributing to soil quality and biodiversity, providing therapeutic environments, and improving the lives of farmers, urban farms are popping up in neighborhoods across the United States, and much of the growth has been spurred by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). "City farms are taking a place on a local landscape, on the streets, on empty lots, and even in the hands of hobby gardeners."
^ "Today urban farming is a viable business, no matter how small. In cities with the right infrastructure in place, you can grow almost anything – for yourself and for others, even." ("The Voice of the New Urban Agriculture", Today in Sustainable Business, Issue 112, July 31, 2008)
^"Urban Farming Is the Future", BBC News, December 19, 2004. Retrieved July 5, 2013. The green revolution of the 1950s helped make modern farming one of the most successful industries in the world. According to food writer Mark Kurlansky, it also turned a highly dependent population into a community of food producers.
^"Urban Farming Is the Future", BBC News, December 19, 2004. Retrieved July 5, 2013. And all those people at least knew where their next meal was coming from. With fewer than a quarter of the world's arable land in use today, an explosion of urban growth means that we must change what we produce to meet rising demand.
^ abcSoria, Rob (January 26, 2007). "The Farm". PBS The Oil Drum. Retrieved on April 24, 2007. The 2006 USDA farm census reports that only 23 percent of American farms were actually producing food. Compare that with the world average, which is 49 percent.
^Eric Holt (2012-06-11). Urbanization of the Food System. Cambridge University Press. p. 53. Retrieved 2013-01-05. In New York City, for example, there are now almost three million residents living on an area of land about the size of Central Park, a landscape that was once mostly marshes and prairies, which is habitat for wading birds, raccoons, deer and, of course, mosquitoes.
^Eric Holt (2012-06-11). Urbanization of the Food System. Cambridge University Press. p. 53. Retrieved 2013-01-05. Due to urbanization, the land under agriculture has declined by 31 percent from its level in 1900. Most of this land has been taken over by highways, shopping centers, and buildings.
^Eric Holt (2012-06-11). Urbanization of the Food System. Cambridge University Press. p. 54. Retrieved 2013-01-05. In 2000, about a fifth of the world's urban population lived in cities with at least one million inhabitants, but in 2000, half of the world's population lived in cities with more than a million people. Although agriculture provides food for two-thirds of the world's population, more than two billion people now depend on the services provided by the other third.
^Eric Holt (2012-06-11). Urbanization of the Food System. Cambridge University Press. p. 54. Retrieved 2013-01-05. And unlike most urban dwellers in cities that do not produce their own food, an increasing share of city dwellers produce food for their own consumption on urban farms and in urban gardens.
^Eric Holt (2012-06-11). Urbanization of the Food System. Cambridge University Press. p. 56. Retrieved 2013-01-05. A recent trend that has become particularly important to our discussion of urban agriculture is the growth of urban rooftop gardening. As cities in all parts of the world become more crowded and more expensive to live in, the number of people working from home is on the rise.
^Eric Holt (2012-06-11). Urbanization of the Food System. Cambridge University Press. p. 58. Retrieved 2013-01-05. Of the families that rent a home in the US, 48 percent get most or all of their food from the farmer's market. It has been estimated that more than a third of all food consumed in America today is eaten at restaurants or purchased at food retailers. It is not surprising then, that an increasing number of farmers are turning to urban agriculture.
^Eric Holt (2012-06-11). Urbanization of the Food System. Cambridge University Press. p. 59. Retrieved 2013-01-05. "I don't think anybody wants to go back to the wild," said Claer Morris. "There's nothing we can do about the loss of the big, wild forest in the Northeast. That will never be rebuilt." But, says Morris, "we can go to the smaller forests that exist in cities."
^Eric Holt (2012-06-11). Urbanization of the Food System. Cambridge University Press. p. 60. Retrieved 2013-01-05. With about 800,000 acres (340,000 ha) in the US, the community