Urban planning and food (7) La Aldea de San Nicolas

Comida- San Nicolas1

 

La Aldea de San Nicolas is a municipality in the western part of the island of Gran Canaria, with a population of 8.626. It is surounded by protected spaces related to its arid and volcanic landscape. It has 2.300 hectares of dry farming, divided in 111 farming units, and 381 hectares of irrigated land, divided in 230 farming units. As water is always scarce on the island, it comes from desalting plants, and a large share of irrigated land is under plastic grenhouses. As usual, greenhouses are mounted or dismantled according to the farmer’s profit expectations, and they are a hit in the landscape, creating a haphazard patchwork with traditional agriculture and settlements.Comida- San Nicolas2

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s