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Urban Agriculture Isn’t as Climate-Friendly as It Seems, but These Practices Can Transform City Farms

Urban agriculture is expected to be an important feature of 21st century sustainability and can have many benefits for communities and cities, including providing fresh produce in neighborhoods with few other options. Among those benefits, growing food in backyards, community gardens or urban farms can shrink the distance fruits and vegetables have to travel between producers and consumers – what’s known as the “food mile” problem.

2024 CFAES Farm Bill Summit

To best support partners across Ohio, The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences experts have been monitoring Farm Bill proceedings and issues surrounding it. The event is on February 23, 2024 with the program from 1-3:30 p.m. followed by a reception (3:30-5 p.m.) at the Fawcett Center in Columbus.


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