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#50 General Resources

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Organizational Resources

  • “Start a Farm in the City” by Rex Dufour, ATTRA: The National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service, 2009, available at https://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/summaries/summary.php?pub=21
  • Just Food’s City Farms Toolkit available for purchase at http://justfood.org/marketplace/tools
  • Just Food’s Online Resource Center, with English and Spanish-language resources, at http://justfood.org/farmer-outreach/online-resource-center and http://justfxood.org/farmer-outreach/spanish-language-resources
  • GreenThumb Gardener’s Handbook, available for download at http://www.greenthumbnyc.org/pdf/gardeners_handbook.pdf
  • Syracuse Grows online urban farming resource directory at http://syracusegrows.org/
  • GrowNYC gardening tipsheets at http://www.grownyc.org/openspace/publications
  • The Urban Agricultural Legal Resource Library (http://www.urbanaglaw.org/), a project of the Sustainable Economies Law Center in Oakland, California
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden Handbook Series, available for purchase at http://www.bbg.org
  • The Food Project in Boston, MA offers downloadable manuals on many facets of urban agriculture and product and program development., www.foodproject.org
  • Greenhorns has a wealth of resources on their site, www.greenhorns.net

 

 Governmental Resources

  • United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “Urban Agriculture & Improving Local, Sustainable Food Systems” website at http://epa.gov/brownfields/urbanag/
  • United State EPA Urban Farm Business website at http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/urban-farm-business-plan-worksheets
  • ATTRA: The National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service’s urban agriculture website includes resources on community gardening, local food, CSA’s and farms in the city at https://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/local_food/urban_ag.html
  • USDA Urban Agriculture: An Abbreviated List of References and Resource Guide (2000) at http://pubs.nal.usda.gov/sites/pubs.nal.usda.gov/files/urban_0.htm

 

Websites

  • City Farmer (http://www.cityfarmer.org/) and City Farmer News (http://www.cityfarmer.info/)
    A website and news stream about various urban agriculture topics worldwide.
  • Urban Farm Online: Sustainable City Living (http://www.urbanfarmonline.com/)
  • Resource Centers on Urban Agriculture and Food Security (http://ruaf.org/)

 

Urban Farming Meet-Up Groups

Meetup is a network of local groups organized by individuals at no cost via http://www.meetup.com/.

  • City Farming NYC
  • Brooklyn Farmers/Gardeners
  • Genessee Valley/Rochester Permaculture
  • Brooklyn Permaculture
  • Rondout Valley Permaculture

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