On May 11, the ASA-CSSA-SSSA Science Policy Office reported on an educational briefing that highlighted the role of urban agriculture and community gardening in addressing urban food security and human health issues.
According to that report….”The Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that 250 million hungry individuals live in cities. These residents often rely on food sources that originate far beyond the city limits. However, urban agriculture programs, which cultivate, process, and distribute food in or around metropolitan areas, are now cropping-up across the United States. Urban agriculture increases the access that residents have to fresh fruits and vegetables, providing better nutritional options for city-dwellers and influencing food security.” For more click here.