The urban vegetable gardens can give an important contribution in feeding the city and, at the same time, to educate, improve health and preserve local biodiversity. Plus, they subtract green areas to illegal construction and speculation, reducing pollution and redeveloping inner cities. In fact, more and more cities accommodate agricultural areas, the lands recovered degradation are able to produce quality products because worked carefully.
In fact, inside the city, the cultivated areas are properly irrigated , fertilized in a sustainable manner through composting and cultivated according to the time cycles of the plantations, increasing the market at 0 km of local products. On the contrary, in the countryside, traditional agriculture is replaced by monoculture, with the weakening of soil fertility and the reduction of biodiversity.
Present studies encouraging data emerge about: the urban horticulture is spreading and continues to increase, in fact urban areas cultivated represent 5.9 percent of the agricultural fields around the world.
The urban vegetable garden has several positive effects; in developed countries the ground care reduces pollution, improves food and environmental education; in the countries in developing, urban cultivated areas becomes a resource, promotes the integration of the weakest sectors, gives back the land to the citizens and becomes a form of sustenance .
An italian example, is the brand Modà Collection, always attentive to creative recycling and eco-friendly products; he has created, in his showroom in Meda, a green space dedicated to a design vegetable garden, sustainable and innovative; this could be a starting point to give a new face to the city.
Here the garden plants, to demonstrate that the protection of the soil is possible, were planted in very original containers, the bodies of armchairs and chairs from Modà Collection.