This part of Big Belly Services is devoted to urban farming and promoting sustainable food production. Our country is in crisis, with an unforgivable combination of
about 20% of children living in households without consistent access to adequate food
300 million acres planted for food, yet only 14 million planted with fruits or vegetables (half are soy and corn, followed by wheat)
one in three U.S. farm acres planted (and 23% of farm products sold) for export, many of which are subsidized by federal funds
I know, it’s crazy! All that farmland and resources, and so little of it dedicated to creating nutritious food for our nation’s families. The local, sustainable, and most immediate way to deal with this crisis is through urban farming and gardening.