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NC State Extension

Urban Agriculture

“City and suburban agriculture takes the form of backyard, roof-top and balcony gardening, community gardening in vacant lots and parks, roadside urban fringe agriculture and livestock grazing in open space.” (USDA, Urban Agriculture)

Measuring impacts of urban agriculture

  • Urban Agriculture Impacts: Social, Health, and Economic. Literature review and annotated bibliography. University of California, Davis. 2013.
  • Five Burroughs Farm II
    Through the experience of urban farning in New York City, this resource equips “farmers and gardeners, support organizations, policymakers, and funders with the tools and information to measure, maximize and expand the benefits of urban agriculture.”