Urban farming and urban gardening is an idea that has been talked about it for a while. In fact, we wrote a blog entry about it back in July. But a new finding proves that it’s more than just a good idea. Roxanne Christensen of Philadelphia set out to prove that urban farming could be a profitable venture. Her goal was to take a half acre lot and make a profit of $50,000. In her fourth year of planting 60 types of vegetables and high value crops that grow quickly, the gross sales came to $68,000. This is very interesting news because it indicates that urban farming and urban gardening could become a practical business model. This is especially relevant to Ohio’s shrinking cities with excessive amounts of vacant land. Urban farming in these areas is a possibility that could be not only good for the land, but also it could create jobs and become a lucrative profession. Roxanne Christensen is also the co-founder of Small Plot Intensive Farming or SPIN-farming. For more information about SPIN-farming, check out their website. To read more about this story, read Governing Magazine’s article on Urban Harvest.