4. The fruits of your own labour
Since it can sometimes be tricky to establish where our food really comes from, as well as the kind of production methods used and how environmentally friendly they were, lots of people – particularly in big cities – are jumping on the urban agriculture and urban gardening bandwagon. On this journey towards self-sufficiency, you always know what you are planting and details of its provenance. From (your own) garden to the dining table, the dream of an urban environment that is in tune with the planet is within reach . The idea is for innovative agricultural concepts to do their bit in terms of climate change, sustainability and sourcing produce locally. From shared rooftop plots, vertical gardens on the facades of buildings, or a mini greenhouse set up in the spare room, there’s no shortage of ways to make our lives a little greener. Here in Vienna, urban agriculture has also started to gain traction: tried-and-tested schemes such as public allotments give city dwellers an easy way to live the dream of having their own garden, while promoting a culture of urban gardening.