In the last five years, the world has shifted over to more people living in urban areas than rurally, and it is estimated that within the next 35 years 10 billion people will call a city their home. These are big changes that will invite us to use and care for our living environments in new and inspiring ways, as well as create new local food sources.

Photograph: Compassionate Eye Foundation/Steven Errico/Getty Images

Photograph: Compassionate Eye Foundation/Steven Errico/Getty Images

A recent feature on National Geographic online Urban Farming Is Growing a Green Future is a timely look into the benefits and opportunities of gardening in cities. Be sure to check the photo slide show at the top of the article. It’s fascinating, educational and will offer solid ideas for you to begin growing in the concrete zones.