Farms in urban settings that often use backyards, neglected or vacant spaces, rooftops, or vertical growing practices. Urban farms are most often found in areas that have experienced decline allowing for cheaper land prices and more available lots.
During the partial federal shutdown in December 2018 and January 2019, news reports showed furloughed government workers standing in line for donated meals. These images were reminders that for an estimated one out of eight Americans, food insecurity is a near-term risk.
In California, where I teach, 80 percent of the population lives in cities. Feeding the cities of the nine-county San... Read more