The way in which average Americans live is changing. Trends indicate more and more people are leaving rural areas to live in cities and urban regions instead. Census data confirms this: approximately 80% of Americans now live in and around cities.
Those people still need food. Unfortunately, shipping food from rural farms to urban areas is costly. It can also substantially deplete resources. That’s why urban farms have continued to grow in popularity.
Urban farms are valuable because they provide city-dwellers with reliable local food sources. This reduces the various costs involved in shipping food in from other regions. Additionally, innovations such as hydroponics and aquaponics have substantially improved urban farming methods in recent years. You can use oscillating saw blades or even an electric chainsaw to make a DIY system, but they’re also relatively easy to find online if you’re willing to spend a bit of money.