What is urban agriculture?


This factsheet will explore the definition of urban agriculture, with a focus on the state of Maryland. Within urban agriculture, this factsheet will further explore the definition of urban farming. We will introduce readers to the wide variety of production practices and business models that urban growers use, with photographs and examples. Read more...

Recorded lecture

Length: 42:28  | Recorded: 2018

Neith Little, Extension Educator, University of Maryland
Women in Agriculture Webinar Series

Interest is high in urban agriculture, with many entrepreneurs, municipalities, non-profits, and businesses launching urban agriculture ventures. In this webinar, you will learn about different definitions of urban agriculture, see examples of commercial urban farming ventures, and get an overview of the variety of cropping systems, value-added products, and business models being tried by urban farmers.


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Needs Assessments

A needs assessment survey of Maryland urban farmers was conducted in 2018. Results are published in the Journal of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents.