Urban Agriculture and Food Security

This page contains the following closely related resource categories:


1) Urban agriculture related sites

2) Community food security and food banks


Urban Agriculture related Sites and Information

Cities Feeding People, An Examination of Urban Agriculture in East Africa  Click Here to Download 1.28MB PDF file

Common Vision – Local programs, education http://www.commonvision.org/index.html

Community Food Security Coalition – “Urban Agriculture and Community Food Security in the United States: Farming from the City Center to the Urban Fringe” http://www.foodsecurity.org/urbanag.html

Edible Landscaping / Rosalind Creasy – Information on turning your yard into a food production resource.  Also information about chickens.   http://www.rosalindcreasy.com/

Evergreen, Canada – http://www.evergreen.ca/en/index.html

Growing Better Cities – Urban Agriculture for Sustainable Development- http://www.idrc.ca/in_focus_cities/ev-93906-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html

Growing Food In Cities  – A report to highlight and promote the benefits of urban agriculture in the UK – a comprehensive report click here for PDF file

Growing Power, Inc – Milwaukee, WI– They provide training, demonstrations, outreach and technical assistance through the development of Community Food Systems that help people grow, process, markent and distribute food in a sustainable manner.  http://www.growingpower.org/Index.htm   They also have a very good link page here  http://www.growingpower.org/links.htm

Journey to Forever –  http://journeytoforever.org/   Many of the links listed in this section come from their link page on Resources for City Farms.   http://journeytoforever.org/cityfarm_link.html

Michael Pollan:  The Omnivore’s Dilemma – Presentation by Michael.  YouTube video

RUAF Foundation – Resources Centres on Urban Agriculture & Food Security.     http://www.ruaf.org/

Urban Agriculture and Community Food Security in the United States: Farming from the City Center to the Urban Fringe Click here for the PDF file

Urban Agriculture Notes by City Farmer, Canada’s Office of Urban Agriculture –  http://www.cityfarmer.org/

Community food security and food banks

Center for Food & Justice from Urban & Environmental Policy Institute – Occidental College.  http://departments.oxy.edu/uepi/cfj/

Community Food Bank – Tuscon & Pima County Arizona – resourceful site.  They also have a gleaning program.  http://communityfoodbank.com/

Feeding America (formerly named America’s Second Harvest) http://feedingamerica.org/

Harvesters – Kansas City – Community Food Network http://www.harvesters.org/

Renewing America’s Food Traditions – RAFT – Northern Arizona University – http://www.environment.nau.edu/raft/what.htm

Sustainable Food Center, Austin – http://www.sustainablefoodcenter.org/ & blog page http://sustainablefoodcenter.wordpress.com/

The Stop, Community Food Centre, Toronto, Ontario – http://www.thestop.org/mission

Additional Link Pages

1) Local Organizations

2) Similar Projects

3) a) Fruit Info Sites   b) Special research tools

4) Food Security

5) Local Nurseries and Orchards

6) Mail Order Nurseries, Supplies

7) Web Articles – Fruiting Plants

8) Book Recommendations

9) Schoolyard programs