In the same way that the assumption that more transparency will automatically lead to empowerment, it is not enough to assume that encouraging urban agriculture will automatically lead to social cohesion. Contrary to what many might think, most people involved in community gardening don’t have a green thumb. Many have never gone farther than buying a pot of basil in the supermarket, and chucking it out after a few weeks of it withering. Instead, people are enthusiastic and open to learning. keep reading