Resources

Webinars

Urban Agriculture and Community Garden Webinar

Equitable Strategies for Growing Urban Agriculture 

Videos

Added Value's Red Hook Community Farm

Organizations/Projects/Websites

Added Value Farm

Agriculture and Land Based Training Association

American Community Gardening Association

Appalachian Sustainable Development

City Farmer News

City Slicker Farms

Clean Greens

Cleveland’s Green Corp

Community Alliance with Family Farmers

Community Food Security Coalition

East Bay Asian Youth Center

East New York Farms!

Gardening for Greenbacks

Green City Growers Cooperative

Greensgrow Farms

Growing Home

Growing Power

Latino Farmers Cooperative of Louisiana

Mandela Foods Co-op

NeighborSpace

Nuestras Raíces

P Patch

PolicyLink

Public Health Law and Policy

SHAR

Southside Community Land Trust,

State Extension Services

Sustainable Food Center

The Detroit Black Food Security Network

The Food Project

The Kansas City Center for Urban Agriculture (KCCUA)

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

The Seattle Market Gardens Program

Urban Gardens

Urban Tilth

Viet Village

Wallace Center

 

Federal Programs and Resources

Department of Agriculture Business and Industry Loan Program

Department of Agriculture Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program (CFPCGP)

Department of Agriculture Healthy Urban Food Enterprise Development Center

Department of Agriculture Know Your Farmer Know Your Food

Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Department of Agriculture Value-Added Producer Grants Program

Department of Housing and Urban Development Brownfields Economic Development Initiative

Department of Housing and Urban Development Neighborhood Stabilization Program

Department of Justice Second Chance Reentry Grants

Department of Labor Federal Bonding Program

Department of Labor Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)

Department of Treasury New Markets Tax Credit Program

 

Model Policies

Berkeley and Seattle have developed urban agriculture-friendly policies with an equity focus in their general plans. Also see Public Health Law and Policy’s Land Use and Planning Policies, which details model planning and zoning provisions for many cities.

 

Readings

2010

Community Gardens. Food Security Learning Center, 2010.

Healthy in a Hurry Corner Stores. University Law and YMCA Louisville, 2010.

Kansas City Pioneers New Models for Urban Farms. Breaking Through Concrete Team. Grist, 2010.

Local and Regional Food Systems. Food Security Learning Center, 2010.

Philadelphia’s Urban Farming Roots Go Deep and Are Spreading. Tom Laskawy, 2010.

Practice Urban Gardening Zoning Practice. Nina Mukherji and Alfonso Morales. American Planning Association, Issue No. 3, March 2010.

Recipes for Change: Healthy Food in Every Community. Linda Shak, et al., Prevention Institute, 2010.

Reclaiming Abandoned Homes and Vacant Lots. Neil Conan. National Public Radio, November 10, 2010.

Rust Belt Cities Demolish Homes as Defaults Blight Neighborhoods. Brian Lous, 2010.

2009

Cleveland's For-profit Urban Gardens Are Growing . Marty Sterpka. 2009.

Hard Row to Hoe: Can Local Food Movement Save Farmers? Courtney Stuart. The Hook, 2009.

How Does Your Garden Grow? Brownfields Redevelopment and Local Urban Gardens. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2009.

2008

Vitalizing the Vacant. The Logistics and Benefits of Middle-to-Large-Scale Agricultural Production on Urban Land. Annie Myers. May 2008.

Re-Imagining A More Sustainable Cleveland: Citywide Strategies for Reuse of Vacant Land. Neighborhood Progress, et al., 2008.

2007

Can Virginia Communities and Counties Seize an Economic and Social Opportunity with Farm-Based Local and Regional Economic Development? Eric Bendfeldt and Kenner Love. Virginia Cooperative Extension Bulletin, 2007.

Farming in Philadelphia: Feasibility Analysis and Next Steps Executive Summary. Urban Partners, 2007.

The Cornfield: New Ideas for a Sustainable Urban Park. Michael Woo. 2007.

A School Garden Materials and Resource Guide. Monterey County Farm to School Partnership, 2007.

2006  

The Effect of Community Gardens on Neighboring Property Values. Vicki Been and Ioan Voicu. New York University Law and Economics Working Papers, Paper 46, 2006.

2004

On Crime as Science (a Neighbor at a Time). Dan Hurley. New York Times, January 6, 2004.

2003

Farming from the City Center to the Urban Fringe: Urban Planning and Food Security. Anne Carter and Peter Mann, 2003.

Health Benefits of Urban Agriculture. Anne C. Bellows, et al., Community Food Security Coalition, 2003.

Community Gardens: Lessons Learned from California Healthy Cities and Communities, Joan Twiss, et al., 2003.

2002

Who is Raising Food in Cities? From Backyard Gardeners to Commercial Growers. Community Food Security Coalition, 2002.

2001

Community Food Security Programs Improve Food Access, Linda Scott Kantor. Food and Rural Economics Division, Economics Research Service, USDA. Food Review 24: 1; 2001.

1998

National Community Gardening Survey. American Community Gardening Association. 1998.

Empty Spaces, Dangerous Places, Tom McKay. Plan Canada Magazine, 1998.

Undated

Living History Farm. Farming in the 1940s. http://www.livinghistoryfarm.org/farminginthe40s/crops_02.html.