Urban agriculture is a beloved topic in Vancouver, but Mark Holland’s lecture today at the Gaining Ground Summit considered food through physical, social and spiritual lenses. In this light, the case for agricultural urbanism is an issue of not just individual health but city health.
A brief list of the topics covered in Mark Holland’s lecture are as follows:
- Sufficient food: having access to food
- Landscape of unreal food: so enticing but there are diminishing returns with each bite
- Health: obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure
- Where you eat = what you eat: When you can’t sit down, you eat on-the-go food
- Public benches: So few …