A vibrant movement is afoot in cities across the country − farmers, activists, and community organizations are improving the health, economic outlook, and vitality of their communities through urban farming. Advocates are illustrating that urban agriculture is a pathway to making healthy food more available for low-income communities, a key to shifting the conversation on traditional economic revitalization efforts, and catalytic for battling the challenges of blight and abandonment. PolicyLink is offering a series of webinars and tools on urban agriculture and improving equitable healthy food access.
- To view an archive of the webinar “Equitable Strategies for Growing Urban Agriculture” click here. With a panel of speakers:
- Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and CEO, PolicyLink
- Mary Donnell, CEO, Green City Growers
- Ian Marvy, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Added Value
- Malik Yakini, Chairman, Detroit Black Community Food Security Network
- Check out the PolicyLink Urban Agriculture Tool kit Urban Agriculture and Community Gardens.
- To support the Community Agriculture Development and Jobs Act visit the PolicyLink Take Action page.
- Check out many of the other resources on community based agriculture from Policy Link.