With a growing interest in gardening, food preservation and livestock, urban agriculture is making its way to the forefront of planning and policy agendas. Impacts of urban agriculture include better access to food, economic opportunity and environmental benefits. The UC SAREP and the UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resource (UC ANR) have developed a suite of resources to serve urban farmers, policy makers, and community members interested in building the capacity for urban agriculture.
- Urban Agriculture Tours
In Spring and Summer 2015, UC SAREP conducted urban agriculture tours in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles lead by the youth directly involved with different urban farms and gardens. The tours provided an opportunity for youth to share their passion for their gardens, and for the University of California and food systems advocates to see the value of and needs associated with keeping urban agriculture endeavors thriving.
The UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SAREP) and UC ANR conducted a literature review to aid policy makers and urban agriculture practitioners understand the impacts of urban agriculture.
Urban Agriculture Impacts: Social, Economic, and Health: