Urban Ag Resources and Networks
Listed below are links to other urban ag networks, groups, and information.
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Urban Ag Networks:
DAN - Detroit Ag Network
The Detroit Agriculture Network's mission is to promote and foster urban agriculture and the sustainable use and appreciation of urban natural resources. We encourage the establishment of resource support networks, experiential education opportunities for youth and their families and collaborations that advance urban food security, good nutrition, healthy land, and communities.
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Metro Ag - Alliance for Urban Agriculture
The aim of the MetroAg Alliance is to bring together a wide and culturally diverse range of stakeholders involved in urban agriculture (in and around cities) in North America to share knowledge and best practices, foster linkages externally, and give voice to its advocates and recognition and legitimacy to its activities.
MUAN - Milwaukee Urban Ag Network
The Milwaukee Urban Agriculture Network (MŪAN) is a collaborative effort of Milwaukee-area individuals and organizations focused on advancing awareness of, and activities and policies that will promote, the many ways that local production of food benefits a community.
TUAN - The Urban Ag Network
Every now and then, an organization emerges that crystallizes a need that no one else is meeting. Over a decade ago , the Urban Agricultural Network was founded to focus attention on food production, economic development and environmental enhancement in towns, cities and urban regions Ð areas previously neglected by both the urban and agricultural development agencies.
Urban Ag Network - Australia
The Urban Agriculture Network-Western Pacific was set up in the late 1990s as an offshoot of the Urban Agriculture Network Inc in Washington.
Additional Urban Ag Resources:
American Community Gardening Association
The Mission of the American Community Gardening Association is to build community by increasing and enhancing community gardening and greening across the United States and Canada
Brownfield and Land Revitalization Urban Agriculture and Improving Local, Sustainable Food Systems
Visitors to the Urban Agriculture web pages will find:
Information on how to start an urban agriculture project; Success stories and information about ongoing urban agriculture projects; Resources & related links for information from EPA, other federal agencies and non-governemental organizations; Frequent questions about urban agriculture and the answers to them.
This website provides information for people pursuing agriculture projects as a part of brownfield redevelopment and reuse.
City Farmer News - New Stories From ‘Urban Agriculture Notes’
This website is a collection of stories about our work at City Farmer here in Vancouver, Canada, and about urban farmers from around the world. The site is maintained by City Farmer executive director, Michael Levenston.
CitySprouts mission is to develop, implement and maintain beautiful, resource-rich school gardens in collaboration with public school communities. Integrated into the curriculum, CitySprouts gardens inspire teachers, students, and families with a deep, hands-on connection to the food cycle, sustainable agriculture, and the natural environment.
Community Food Security Coalition
The Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC) is a North American coalition of diverse people and organizations working from the local to international levels to build community food security. We have a diverse membership with almost 300 organizations from social and economic justice, anti-hunger, environmental, community development, sustainable agriculture, community gardening and other fields. We are dedicated to building strong, sustainable, local and regional food systems that ensure access to affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food to all people at all times. We seek to develop self-reliance among all communities in obtaining their food and to create a system of growing, manufacturing, processing, making available, and selling food that is regionally based and grounded in the principles of justice, democracy, and sustainability.
Georgia Center For Urban Agriculture
The Center for Urban Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will provide intellectual leadership through research, teaching and extension to sustain urban ecosystems, enhance economic development, and improve the quality of life in urban settings.
Growing Power is a national nonprofit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds, and the environments in which they live, by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people in all communities. Growing Power implements this mission by providing hands-on training, on-the-ground demonstration, outreach and technical assistance through the development of Community Food Systems that help people grow, process, market and distribute food in a sustainable manner.
The best organic food is what's grown closest to you. Use our website to find farmers' markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies. Want to support this great web site? Shop in our catalog for things you can't find locally!
Tune in every week to Michael Olson's Food Chain Radio , participate in our online Forum, or purchase the book " MetroFarm" , or read Michael's definition of Metropolitan Agriculture to learn more.
MUG - Milwaukee Urban Gardens
Milwaukee Urban Gardens acquires and preserves land and partners with neighborhood residents to develop and maintain community gardens to enhance the quality of life.
NAL - National Agriculture Library
The National Agricultural Library: Advancing access to global information for agriculture.
Real Food Challenge