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Thanks to the generosity of funders, the book Planning for Equitable Urban Agriculture is available for free in digital form from the publisher’s website at: A printed version is available for purchase at the same site.

Book Overview

Editors: Samina Raja, Marcia Caton Campbell, Alexandra Judelsohn, Branden Born, Alfonso Morales

  • Examines the potential and pitfalls of planning for urban agriculture in the United States
  • Contains case studies from across the United States
  • Includes illustrative examples of planning and policy tools to strengthen urban agriculture
  • This book is open access, which means you have free and unlimited access

To prevent extreme rainfall, flooding and other severe weather from causing major damage, urban planning efforts should take a more comprehensive approach, according to a March 29 presentation by The Ohio State University’s Center for Urban Research and Analysis and the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center. Read more.

Sourced from Ohio State News

Join colleagues August 4-6, 2024 in Detroit for a three-day conference to advance efforts that will bridge the gap for urban agriculture across the U.S. and build strong connections to USDA programs and services.

  • Network with a diverse group of people who share a passion for creating and sustaining healthy food systems in their communities.
  • Engage with USDA agency staff to find new and existing programs that support urban agriculture producers at every level.

Learn about dynamic, innovative projects that are making positive impacts that include climate-smart practices, opportunities to improve economic growth and sustainability, and vibrant community outreach and support.

An experience is being designed to build relationships with individuals and organizations that will help you grow.

Programming includes:

  • USDA program information and training.
  • Round-table listening sessions that facilitate shared knowledge and experiences.
  • Educational presentations that showcase community-based, transformative urban agriculture happening in cities across the nation.
  • National businesses and organizations for tools, training and resources.

Learn more information.