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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
  • Just Food’s City Farms Toolkit available for purchase at
  • Just Food’s Online Resource Center, with English and Spanish-language resources, at and
  • GreenThumb Gardener’s Handbook, available for download at
  • Syracuse Grows online urban farming resource directory at
  • GrowNYC gardening tipsheets at
  • The Urban Agricultural Legal Resource Library (, a project of the Sustainable Economies Law Center in Oakland, California
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden Handbook Series, available for purchase at
  • The Food Project in Boston, MA offers downloadable manuals on many facets of urban agriculture and product and program development.,
  • Greenhorns has a wealth of resources on their site,


 Governmental Resources

  • United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “Urban Agriculture & Improving Local, Sustainable Food Systems” website at
  • United State EPA Urban Farm Business website at
  • 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
  • USDA Urban Agriculture: An Abbreviated List of References and Resource Guide (2000) at



  • City Farmer ( and City Farmer News (
    A website and news stream about various urban agriculture topics worldwide.
  • Urban Farm Online: Sustainable City Living (
  • Resource Centers on Urban Agriculture and Food Security (


Urban Farming Meet-Up Groups

Meetup is a network of local groups organized by individuals at no cost via

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

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