Urban Agriculture is an important component to the growing local food movement, nationally and across the Commonwealth.
MDAR recognizes that urban food production will play an important role in addressing health, social, economic and environmental issues and is working with organizations and sister agencies to support initiatives for urban, sustainable food production.
With the Patrick Administration’s official launch in February, 2014, grants from the Urban Agriculture Program were awarded to several urban farming pilot projects. The program will address challenges facing urban farmers and support municipalities with technical assistance to help with the development of zoning ordinances, public education and land assessments.
The program is also designed to build community partnerships, increase access to fresh, nutritious food for urban residents and to promote viable farming methods and local initiatives that other organizations, and cities, can replicate and benefit from.
Urban Agriculture Grant Program Request for Responses - deadline August 26, 2014.
Urban Farming Conference Panel Minutes
- Organics and Pest Management
- Composting and Soil Fertility
- Strategies for Commercial Success for City Farms
- Climate Adaptation and Food Security
- Youth and Urban Farming
- Land: Policy, Availability and Planning
Session 4 - Mini Urban Farm Talks
- Building the Community Food Economy
- Urban Farming Without Soil -and It’s Not About Hydroponics
- Food Justice
Quick shops: Urban Farm Talks