"As late as fifty years ago large portions of the fruits and vegetables consumed in New York and Paris came from nearby market gardens, sometimes on soils greatly enriched, if not almost manufactured, with urban refuse, as Kropotkin pointed out in Fields, Factories and Workshops [Kropotkin, 1899]."

- The Natural History of Urbanization

Most cities were build on top of fertile land because:
A. They contributed to the soil.
B. Later through urban gardens.

Now all this wonderful soil has been covered in asphalt and concrete. -_- Leaving the less fertile soils for agriculture. Something seems wrong with this. ...

Most towns used to be set atop hills because the rocky area was useless for agriculture leaving the valleys free to plant.

There was also low levels of inorganic trash and high levels or natural fertilizer in the fields.

The one downside to this was a lack of ecological knowledge that led to deforestation for agriculture and caused erosion. ... If only they knew about permaculture. ...

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