Urban gardening is sometimes viewed as a stodgy hobby practiced by green thumbs and Whole Earth subscribers. This video turns this image on its head and gives the important urban activity an edgy spin that should appeal to a new, younger audience.
It was submitted by Cody (aka smucker1121) an Ohio state student to the YKK AP Building a Better Tomorrow, Today Video Competition
Okay, step into my room after a long, hard, day,
Feeling cramped, kinda nauseous, I gotta get away,
To an outdoor utopia, fresh and green,
Full of plants and gardens, so very serene,
Only problem is that I live in the city,
To find a place such like this, I’ve got to be witty,
Public parks are crowded full of people and pets,
Man, I’m thinking about a place only seen by jets.
Urban Gardening, Growing plants on the roof,
Efficient with space and energy that’s the truth,
What the limit is, it’s hard to say,
This is how we’re building a better tomorrow today.
Urban gardening is shown to reduce energy costs associated with cooling office buildings and households. In addition, the organic foods produced by these rooftop farms is not only healthy for yourself, but also the environment. It is about using space wisely. As our cities become more and more populated, urban gardening is providing a new connection to healthy eating, and helping beautify neighborhoods across the globe.