Monday, 24 October 2016
Urban agroforestry (thesis)
Urban Agroforestry: Connecting agroecology, permaculture, urban forestry and urban agriculture with agroforestry.
This paper reviews examples of the current theory and practice of agroecology, agroforestry, and permaculture in urban ecosystems, and looks at possibilities for integrating agroecology, agroforestry, and permaculture design principles in order to deal with the unique challenges and opportunities of the urban ecosystem. These practices can lessen the ecological footprint of urban areas by increasing the production of ecosystems services. Urban agriculture and forestry can be integrated into an urban food forestry design system utilizing agroecological and permaculture principles and science.