Urban Agriculture & Improving Local, Sustainable Food Systems
News & Highlights
This website provides information for people pursuing agriculture projects as a part of brownfield redevelopment and reuse.
Before a property can be redeveloped, contaminants must be removed, capped or contained in ways that limit exposure risks. Urban agriculture projects can help bind contaminants while providing further benefits to the property and surrounding community. An urban farm or community garden can improve the environment, reduce greenhouse emissions, and improve access to healthy, locally grown food. Other possible benefits include promoting health and physical activity, increasing community connections, and attracting economic activity. For more detailed information, please read our basic Information page.
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;
- Presentations and additional educational materials.