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Neighbors and community engagement

Community engagement, if you want to do something about food deserts

Urban Ag home | Table of contents Many people get into urban agriculture because they have a deep desire to solve problems they see in the world, particularly the paradox of hunger in the midst of plenty. Different people call this problem by different names: “food deserts,” “healthy food priority...

Neighbor relations, because you can’t not

Urban Ag home | Table of contents Whether for-profit or not-for-profit, outdoors on a vacant lot or indoors using artificial lights, an urban farm by definition is surrounded by neighbors. Having a good relationship with those neighbors can at minimum prevent nuisance complaints, and in worst case...

Neighbors and community engagement

Urban Ag home | Table of contents Community engagement is particularly important for urban farms, because urban farms have more neighbors in closer proximity than rural farms, and because community benefit is central to the mission of many urban farms. Previous page: Customers, protecting their...
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