Urban farming is proliferated across the world related to large urban areas and population in the city and people need food closer and healthier. The finite area forced urban dwellers to grow food on landless use or soilless culture to cultivate any agricultural commodities by citizens in urban areas.
An urban farmer is not a real farmer actually, the urban farmer is someone who is interested in growing plants or fish, even has limited skill in farming but their curiosity become the important things to make the progress of urban farming activities. Urban farming become more beneficial edible food that starts from interesting in the environment, reen city, planting hobby but the soil and land is the limitation. Despite prohibited land scarcity, also by the soil medium.
Anyway, urban farming used soilless culture for rooting medium and nutrients. The soilless medium included less or minimum soil, hydroponics, aquaponics, aeroponic. Soilless culture now in advance set as vertical farming particularly in the urban area that has finite land.
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Sundari, Ristina & Sulistyowati, Lies & Noor, Trisna & Setiawan, Iwan. (2021). Soilless Culture in Urban Farming.