Urban agriculture (UA) is defined as the producing, processing and marketing of food, plant- and animal-sourced pharmaceuticals, fibre and fuel within executing intensive production methods and reusing and recycling natural resources and urban wastes, on land and water dispersed throughout the urban and peri-urban areas (Smit et al.,1996; Pearson et al, 2011). Urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA) is an essential component of the urban socio-economic and ecological system. UPA relies on urban resources (land, labor and urban perishable wastes) and urban conditions (urban policies and regulations, high competition for land, urban markets, prices, etc.) to maintain urban food security to urban citizens, including alleviating the poor and having impacts in ecology and health (Mougeot, 2000).
- Thai city farm is activated by Sustainable Agriculture Foundation Thailand (www.sathai.org). This organization has cooperated with urban farming learning centre Veggie Prince and other sustainable organization to promote the urban farming project in Thailand.
- How to join: www.thaicityfarm.com, www.facebook.com/thaicityfarm, Tel: 02-591-1195-6, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Picture source: www.sarakadee.com
- Veggie Prince or Nakorn “Prince” Limpacuptathavon is well known as an urban farming practitioner. He has been fascinated with urban farming in his own house. Join him to learn how to grow your own food, Veggie Prince can teach you essential growing techniques such as making organic fertilizer and pesticide.
- How to join: Join him at Urban farming learning centre by Veggie Prince. Veggie Prince holds classes once a month on Saturday. Contact him directly to set the date and time if you’re interested in learning. Call 081-867-2042 or www.facebook.com/prince.cityfarm