Urban crops can have higher yields than conventional farming

Growing in both green and ‘gray’ spaces in cities, along with the variability of growing methods, means some city crops — like cucumbers, potatoes and lettuces — yield at least twice as much as their rural counterparts. That’s good news for cities looking to supplement their food supplies and combat inequitable food access.Growing in both green and ‘gray’ spaces in cities, along with the variability of growing methods, means some city crops — like cucumbers, potatoes and lettuces — yield at least twice as much as their rural counterparts. That’s good news for cities looking to supplement their food supplies and combat inequitable food access.

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