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Sustainable Agriculture. The Urban Setting Kathleen A. Garland ENVR/UHCL Jan. 11, 2014. Purpose of urban agriculture. Urban Forests. Edible forestry. http://vimeo.com/74137837. Community Gardens. http://vimeo.com/81063443 Food brings people together Gardens help build community

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sustainable agriculture

Sustainable Agriculture

The Urban Setting

Kathleen A. Garland

ENVR/UHCL

Jan. 11, 2014

edible forestry
Edible forestry
  • http://vimeo.com/74137837
community gardens
Community Gardens
  • http://vimeo.com/81063443
  • Food brings people together
  • Gardens help build community
  • Fresh food from local sources can be cheaper and more nourishing!
  • This one is in the fifth ward, which has been identified as…
food deserts
Food Deserts
  • http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=8421133
other benefits
Other benefits
  • Reduce storm runoff
  • Cool the building
  • Reduce the heat island effect
  • Provide alternative locations for work and play
jsc sustainability
JSC Sustainability
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQgcvP-01LI
farmers markets
Farmers Markets
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeyvCHLUdlo
  • Because if you are going to grow food, you need to be able to get it to market!
urban agriculture
Urban agriculture
  • Food
  • Friendship
  • Fun!
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