The community serves as an incentive for those who wish to have their own plantations.

French photographer and environmentalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand has captured a beautiful image of communal urban gardens. The click was made on Avenue de Crozet in Geneva, Switzerland, and beyond aesthetic beauty, it also serves as an incentive for communities wishing to have their own plantations.

In his website, Yann explains that urban gardens began to gain strength in Europe during the 19th century. German physicist Moritz Schreber was largely responsible for this by encouraging cities to have more green areas for the leisure of families. Little by little communities have spaces to grow their own food.

Switzerland is among the countries that have joined the movement. The French photographer estimates that the vegetable garden in Geneva is a3 ? In Russia, more than 72% of families living in urban areas plant part of their food in their own garden and only in Berlin, the estimate is that there are 80,000 “Urban farmers “.

Community gardens have been gaining more and more space around the world. They function as a source of organic food and also as a tool for social integration.

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In Japan, the Soradofarm project encourages the creation of gardens and vegetable gardens on the roofs of the train and subway stations.

Photo: Disclosure

Photo: Disclosure

In New York, USA, urban farms are emerging as one of the weapons to fight obesity, a problem that has hit US society hard.

Photo: Nmorao/Flickr

Photo: Nmorao/Flickr

In São Paulo, urban farmers transform public spaces into an area for cultivation. Even Paulista Avenue, the most famous street in the city, already has a communal garden.

Photo: Hortelões Urbanos

Photo: Hortelões Urbanos

In Jaraguá do Sul, a city in the state of Santa Catarina, the city hall itself has encouraged the transformation of empty land into communal gardens. The initiative has worked well and today the city already has 11 spaces of this type.

Photo: Sergio Oliveira/Flickr

Photo: Sergio Oliveira/Flickr

In all cases, it is necessary to look at soil quality and take specific care to keep pollution away from the gardens.