Well, I don’t know why it would be a bad thing if it were, but I suppose it’s not. Urban agriculture is swinging mainstream and it’s gaining momentum. First, there are so many articles like this one. Now obviously the sort of surprised take that they have – the utter shock that one might consider keeping their own livestock – makes you think it’s still out of the ordinary. But I don’t think it is. A quick search shows you how many times urban agriculture has been discussed in BC alone in the last year – just on the CBC.
Then there’s the blogging community. Over 7000 people ave joined Take Back Urban Homesteading(s), the Facebook group formed out of the Dervaes trademark issue. It’s become a vibrant community made up of a very diverse (political, economic, religious) group of people.
I think the key though, is how many people are actively farming in their city lot without realising that they ARE part of this movement. That really it doesn’t have to be an all or nothing thing – that gardening, or canning, or baking your own bread each on it’s own is one part, and an equally legitimate part, of the whole.
So, are you part of the #urbanag movement? Did you know it?