Growing of vegetables in the city creates arenas with potential for experiential learning ablit what it takes to grow food and to educate about use of resources and food procuction cycles. This can give inspiration to eat more varied and maybe also waste less food. It has a value in itself to harvest plants you can eat: colourful lush urban spaces affects our senses and our quality of life.
Urban agriculture and public health
Urban agriculture can also contribute to public health by motivating to increased physical, social and contemplative activity. Urban agriculture can be an addition to the food supply to a growing urban population and good learning arenas. Positive ripple effects of growing food in the city is maybe first and foremost by building social networks where people can experience community. When individuals and local societies has the opportunity to directly influence their surroundings and at the same time being given access to green, inclusive public spaces, this can lead to better social urban environments, where the public space can be redefined to something to which one can feel belonging