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Urban Agriculture to Build Stronger Communities. Ally Schonfeld. What is Urban Agriculture?. Production of fruits and vegetables, raising of animals, and cultivation of fish for local sale and consumption - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Urban Agriculture to Build Communities

Urban Agriculture to Build Stronger CommunitiesAlly SchonfeldWhat is Urban Agriculture?Production of fruits and vegetables, raising of animals, and cultivation of fish for local sale and consumptionMore holistic definition includes its influence and dependence on a variety of economic, environmental, and social resourcesVaries broadly by region and country, as well as by field of study (Public Health and City Planning)Past 5 years- definition includes more than just food production in urban areas

The Situation NowImpact FactorsCommunity DevelopmentWho?? Impact FactorsHistory (area and people)Subsidized FoodDrugsViolence (perception of)City Planning/DevelopmentGovernmentHealthAccessibilityEconomyMotivationKnowledge of resources

Community DevelopmentCommunity BondsPeople coming togetherNeighborsOpportunities to be involvedCommunity Issueshttp://www.kickstarter.com/projects/405310140/whitelock-community-farm

Who?YouthEntrepreneursNew ResidentsCollege EducatedArtistsSocial SciencesRetirees

OutcomesEfficacyExposure to food origins (start to build literacy)Further Community DevelopmentFood Security (efficacy and value)Community Power Value within societyVein for Commercial AgriculturePotential QuestionsAre Farmers Accessing their Resources and positioning themselves as leaders in their community?Are Resources available to Farmers?Case Study- Is the organization able to tackle the issues in their mission statement?Are there too many barriers in place for anyone to make effective change now or in the long run?http://www.farmalliancebaltimore.org/http://www.baltimorecityschools.org/greatkidsfarm What are other cities doing?ResourcesUnited States. Environmental Protection Agency.Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. (2011). Urban agriculture. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency ResponseCabannes, Y. (2012). Financing urban agriculture. Environment & Urbanization, 24(2), 665-683. doi: 10.1177/0956247812456126Kimberley Hodgson, Marcia Caton Campbell, & Martin Bailkey. (2011). What is urban agriculture? Planning Advisory Service Report, (563), 9.

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