The corrections in the agriculture fields around the city
The absence of nature within cities is an urgent matter that demands immediate attention and change. Our previous book, “LOST FOREST: The Corrections in the City,” explored into this issue, with a specific focus on city areas. The natural environment has been largely replaced by built structures, leaving little room for greenery to thrive in its natural state. Even the limited green spaces found in cities are tightly controlled, preventing them from realizing their full potential. This means that our current greenspaces are also constrained in their abilities.
It is important to recognize that the problem of the “lost forest” extends beyond city limits and affects the surrounding regions, including agricultural sites. As cities continue to grow, their increasing demands necessitate greater resource production, particularly in farming.
The prevailing practice of monoculture, where a single crop is cultivated in a given area, further exacerbates the issue by replacing diverse and thriving forests with impoverished landscapes that cannot support ecosystems. These fields can be likened to anthropogenic deserts, devoid of natural ecological balance.
Therefore, it is essential to find better solutions for our expanding cities and reclaim the lost forest. We must restore what has been lost and unlock the full potential of forestation and urban areas. Our focus should revolve around three key principles: preserving the health of our planet, ensuring a sustainable future for humanity, and promoting the equitable distribution of ecological resources.