There is huge untapped potential to grow food within our communities in unexpected places. We ask: how can we optimize space and leverage local knowledge to provide a community resource, a food network to provide for all? What are good examples of successful public-private partnerships of community-based food systems and how did they come to be? Urban food systems have the potential to improve food security, reduce carbon, and provide a more beautiful and joyful environment. Learn about the Brooklyn Grange Farm and their work on urban agriculture in the densest city in the US.
- Identify the basic types of urban food systems e.g. rooftop gardens, fruit tree harvest, permaculture, backyard gardens, front yard gardens, ROW gardens, etc
- Understand the role of urban food production in regional food systems
- Understand the connection between urban design, equity and placemaking
- Achieve an understanding of the potential of food production in urban environments
This course is eligible for 1 AIA, GBCI, and LFA CEU.
Note that this course is also available as part of the Learning Path “Living Community Challenge: 5-Part Series”.