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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!