While you may not be the person in charge of planning urban landscape, you can set an example for urban agriculture. Whether for aesthetics or for food, you too can contribute and enjoy greenery that is beneficial to the urban environment.
You can reduce your impact of buying imported produce by buying or growing locally produced food. This book explains how to use small spaces to grow fresh produce.
|The Edible Balcony: Growing Fresh Produce in Small Spaces|
If you live in the Midwest, Great Lakes region, Northeast, or southern Canada, this book can help you help the environment. It teaches you what native plants in your region can be used to complement the insects in the region. Insects are an important part of the ecosystem as they are pollinators.
|Pollinators of Native Plants|
A great combination of ideas for urban farming is provided in this book. This is a good book for many people because there are dozens of ideas from around the world. Detailed explanations are included as well as many pictures.