A Survey of Urban Agriculture Organizations and Businesses in the US and Canada

This report summarizes the results of an online survey, conducted during February and March 2013, of 251 groups involved with urban agriculture (UA) projects in approximately 84 cities in the US and Canada. This is only a preliminary report. As such, we present descriptive statistics rather than a interpretive analysis of the survey responses....
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Urban agriculture: a global analysis of the space constraint to meet urban vegetable demand – Abstract – Environmental Research Letters – IOPscience

Urban agriculture (UA) has been drawing a lot of attention recently for several reasons: the majority of the world population has shifted from living in rural to urban areas; the environmental impact of agriculture is a matter of rising concern...


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Phosphorus and Urban Agriculture

In this video, McGill University PhD Student Geneviève Metson talks about her work with phosphorus sustainability on the island of Montreal.

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Framing urban gardening and agriculture: On space, scale and the public

During the past ten years, both public policies and scientific research have tended to pay increasing attention to what they refer to as “urban gardening” and “urban agriculture”. In this paper I argue that the term “urban” poorly reflects the diversity of spatial references that underpin such projects. I explore the framing process of...
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Les jardins partagés franciliens, scènes de participation citoyenne?

Le but de cet article, qui s’intéresse spécifiquement aux jardins partagés installés sur des friches urbaines, est d’interroger différentes acceptions de la notion de participation afin d’évaluer le rôle effectif des membres des jardins partagés. Une participation des usagers, qui en définitive, se limite souvent à la gestion et à l’animation du site.

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International Conference on Vertical Farming and Urban Agriculture (Nottingham, UK, Sept 2014)

The Centre for Urban Agriculture at the University of Nottingham is organising an International Conference on Vertical Farming and Urban Agriculture.

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Strawberry fields forever? Urban agriculture in developed countries: a review

Food production in cities has long been a tradition in many countries around the world and a mainstream activity for many developed countries. While urban agriculture plays an important role in increasing food security and social well-being, it...


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Urban home food gardens in the Global North: research traditions and future directions.

In the United States, interest in urban agriculture has grown dramatically. While community gardens have sprouted across the landscape, home food gardens-arguably an ever-present, more durable form of urban agriculture-have been overlooked, und...


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Motivations des jardiniers participant à une initiative d’agriculture urbaine à Montréal (Québec)

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Les jardiniers urbains sont conscients que l’agriculture urbaine a de nombreuses vertus et que celles-ci dépassent largement la sécurité alimentaire. Ainsi dans le cadre des jardins communautaires à Montréal, les jardiniers reconnaissent l’importance des fonctions alimentaire, sociale, environnementale, de loisir et de santé de l’AU mais ils donnent à celles-ci une importance relative. Ainsi pour 73 % des...
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Perspectives on community gardens, community kitchens and the Good Food Box program in a community-based sample of low-income families.

This study provides unique perspective on participation in community food programs among food-insecure families and suggests that these programs may not be effective options for these families to improve their food access.

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Vegetable Output and Cost Savings of Community Gardens in San Jose, California.

Results indicate that community garden practices are more similar to biointensive high-production farming, producing 0.75 lb vegetables/sq ft, rather than conventional agricultural practices, producing 0.60 lb/sq ft. Gardens produced on average...


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Orchards for edible cities: Cadmium and lead content in nuts, berries, pome and stone fruits harvested within the inner city neighbourhoods in Berlin, Germany

We demonstrate, that the consumption of non-vegetable fruits growing in inner city sites in Berlin does not pose a risk on human health as long as the fruits are thoroughly washed and it is provided that site pollutions and impacts are consider...


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Sustainable Food in Urban Communities

The URBACT Thematic Network “Sustainable Food in Urban Communities” is a project involving 10 European cities that wish to grow, deliver and enjoy more sustainable food: they are looking for joint, effective and sustainable solutions to develop low-carbon and resource-efficient urban food systems.

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Cultivation, Capital, and Contamination: Urban Agriculture in Oakland, California

Urban agriculture has enjoyed renewed popularity across North America over the past few years due to a vibrant food justice movement challenging disparities in access to healthy food, as well as to municipal policy and planning efforts focusing...


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