Countries around the world are embracing urban farming as the future.
Sustainability is another major plus here. Growing your own food so close to home results in minimal packaging and fossil fuel emissions. This can help to reduce your environmental footprint. By trading your shopping trolley for a trowel, you are instantly helping the natural world.
Urban farming really is simple
While the concept of donning gardening clothing and growing your own food may appear daunting, anyone and everyone can embrace this trend in a few simple steps. Grab your gloves, waterproof boots, and boot wipes before you head out to explore. Plus, don’t forget your rain jacket in the event of a downpour.
If you’re not quite ready to become a backyard farmer, consider working with an innovative urban farm. Look online for opportunities in your city, or enquire around your neighbourhood and request relevant information on where to start.
If you have a friend or group of friends who have thrown themselves into finding a new hobby, why not recruit them to rent out a plot together? Some urban farms let you invest in a specific area within a wider acreage of land. Make some memories and delicious food by splitting the cost with a friend (or three).
What gear do I need when backyard farming?
As you plan out your new innovative urban farm, make sure you grab the right equipment to set yourself up for success. First off, you’ll definitely need a strong pair of Earthkeepers boots. Our personal favourite? The Timberland 6 inch boot will keep you durable and stylish all season long.
From planting your first seeds to watching your produce grow and tending to your crops, you need some strong gear by your side to help you out on the farm. When it comes to footwear, the right style is key to guarantee warmth even when wet. You can’t go wrong with a suede and nubuck construction to last you through those endless bad winters. And of course, a waterproof jacket is an absolute must.
Go ahead, make it messy
Maintaining an urban farm requires balancing a delicate ecosystem. On top of watering and weeding, the weather could take a turn for the worse, or you may need to grapple with nearby pollution: more likely in an urban setting than the countryside. With Timberland by your side, you can tackle any challenge with ease.
For all of you shoe lovers out there, please note that shoe protector spray is a must. While there’s no need to bring your shoe cleaning kit with you every day, it’s a good idea to spritz a bit of protective shoe spray every few days to keep your leather or suede boots from drying out or getting damaged.