Macro-Trend Urban Countrification

Macro-Trend: Urban Countrification

Urban countrification describes the increase in countryside practices and behaviour in the urban environment. An archetype of this is guerilla gardening, which began in the early millennium, and which involves secretly planting seeds as a discreet protest in public spaces. This has developed into the systematic, agricultural use of urban areas
(Urban Farming) for supplying local produce. For those who genuine gardening and farming work is too dirty, they can get a dose of countryside nostalgia in the form of knitting courses, magazines such as "Landlust" or TV programming such as "Farmer seeks wife", from the comfort of the living room sofa.


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