Being intrinsically surrounded by people, urban agriculture has the opportunity to play an important role in strengthening the communities in which it operates.
Many urban agriculture projects are fundamentally community focused being run by local people for local people and, as well as producing food, focus actively on addressing issues that affect community cohesion. Activities such as holding communal events, regenerating run down areas, engaging isolated individuals and empowering local people to be involved in decision making are all part of many urban agriculture projects and have marked positive effects on the social environment.
Latest community publications
- Food Movements Unite! Strategies to Transform Our Food Systems
- Above the Pavement-the Farm!: Architecture & Agriculture at Public Farm 1
- Agromere, the virtual urban-rural district in Almere (NL)
- Mad City Chickens (78 mins)
- And This Is My Garden, documentary film, 58 min.
- Meanwhile Gardens & Mind Wildlife Garden
- Jardins Partagés
- Hackney Hop Growers
- Calthorpe Project Community Garden
- Stepney City Farm