During the first couple of EAT THIS! webinars, Dutch thought leaders stepped onto the online stage to share their vision with the audience. Now, two global citizens shared their insights during the fourth session, which took place on May 27.
Henry Gordon Smith was the main speaker. This young entrepreneur, born in Hong Kong and currently living in New York, has become an expert on urban agriculture and connected his vision to Meiny Prins’ story on the Sustainable Urban Delta last week: the need for healthy and sustainable food production in cities.
Henry Gordon Smith is convinced that the implementation of horticulture in cities cannot be stopped. How exactly horticulture is being implemented, that always depends on a combinations of factors, goals and feasible solutions. There’s no ‘one size fits all’ approach for horticulture in cities. An element that is of growing importance now, is not only the yields per m2, but also what ‘green’ means for a city and its inhabitants. Both cities and the people that live there are asking themselves more and more, in what kind of environment do I want to live?