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Education

Urban agriculture projects provide many formal and informal learning opportunities.

The wide range of activities involved in food growing enables engagement to be flexible and accessible to people of all abilities whilst leading to the development of an array of different skills. Urban agriculture projects are therefore often used by schools and linked to the curriculum to teach subjects from biology to maths.  Food growing is also used in prisons to help people gain skills and qualifications to find work once released, and also in hospitals to aid people living with mental illness to learn skills to move towards independence.

Below is a list of publications and projects that demonstrate education benefits of urban agriculture.

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