Urban farms are popping up all over the country and providing the farmers with extra income, some even enough to support their families and lifestyle. They usually consist of novice farmers and small plots that cater to providing the community members with fresh, organic produce that’s grown locally. Something people are very attracted to. From the farmers in most of these scenerios, business is booming and for some, they can’t even keep up with demand. If you’re interested in making money by urban farming read more about Mr. Swain and Ms. Tayse’s business. “Mr. Swain’s business, Swainway Urban Farm, is for-profit, and he’s been at it for seven years, making him just about the longest-tenured urban farmer in Columbus. He and his partner, Rachel Tayse, farm two backyards and grow indoors in a warehouse in Clintonville.”
“While urban land represents only 3 percent of the 2.3 billion acres in the nation, according to the USDA’s 2007 land-use report, it is home to 81 percent of the U.S. population.
Those people need to eat, and one of the hottest food trends in the past few years is buying locally produced food.”
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