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NRCS's role in supporting Urban farming as means to a sustainable food supply
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: 2021 ASABE Annual International Virtual Meeting 2100511.(doi:10.13031/aim.202100511)
Authors: Clarence Prestwich, P.E., Jon Fripp, Phuc H. Vu
Keywords: High tunnel, urban agriculture, USDA assistance
Urban agriculture is one method to assist with food insecurities. Establishing an urban farm comes with a unique set of challenges and opportunities.
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has worked with landowners providing soil and water conservation and design solutions to improve food security for over 80 years. Science-based technical assistance is delivered to local partners on a voluntary basis for a variety of project types. This work has traditionally focused on rural areas, but as American agriculture continues to grow in new directions, the NRCS has expanded its role in helping with the challenges facing urban agriculture.(Download PDF) (Export to EndNotes)