Gardening has always been a big part of peoples’ lives, but in recent years it hasn't been as popular with the general public. It takes up a lot of space and it isn't very practical for people that don't have big yards in their homes. People also don't have a lot of motivation to garden in this day and age because of their busy lives in this fast paced world. If you live in an apartment you most likely don't have a space where you can garden. Plants require resources like sunlight and water, which are plentiful, but people don’t always have time to give plants the required care. Organic fruits and vegetables are very expensive compared to non organic plants, so not a lot of people are able to afford them. People then start to buy plants that have been sprayed with pesticides, insecticides, and other hurtful things to your health. Growing your own food with vertical gardens is less expensive, better for the environment, saves space, and improves your own health and well-being.
10 percent of gardeners tend to be 45-60 years old. 33% also have a college degree, and 47% of them have an employment. 26% also have a yearly income of $100,000. These statistics show that people who can afford to own larger houses may garden more. In 1981, 47% of Americans gardened. In 1985, the number dropped to only 37%. One of the reasons this happened was because houses got more expensive, so people could only afford an apartment. This means that they don't have enough room to garden.
Population will increase from 7.3 billion people to 8.5 billion by 2030 and 9.7 billion by 2050. To feed that many people, we would need to increase food production by 70%. Also 70% of water goes toward farming.