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City Harvest home

The City Harvest website collects information on the wide range of benefits associated with urban agriculture, aiming to strengthen the movement in the UK and across the globe.

On the site you will find a host of publications documenting the social, educational, environmental, economic and health-related effects of urban agriculture as well as case studies which provide working examples of these benefits in action.

City Harvest is for everyone interested in food growing and sustainability and aims to be particularly useful for anyone who is looking for “hard” evidence to support urban agriculture related projects.

Read more about City Harvest

The City Harvest website groups the benefits of urban agriculture into five categories of current political and social interest:

Addressing antisocial behaviour and decreasing isolation.

Improving urban environment, increasing biodiversity, and reducing the environmental impact of food production and food miles.

Providing training, skills development and job  opportunities.

Improving mental and physical health.

Addressing poverty, strengthening green infrastructure, and helping communities to trade amongst each other.





Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming

Sustain advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, promote equity and enrich society and culture.