10 of the Best Urban Agriculture Projects

Urban Land surveys ten of the best recent examples of development projects that incorporate agricultural facilities—from New York to new Orleans.

January 6, 2015, 1:00 PM PST

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


Glenwood Green Acres, Philadelphia

Tony Fischer / Flickr

According to Ron Nyren, "municipalities, nonprofit organizations, developers, and entrepreneurs are bringing agrarian practices into the city, shrinking food deserts, helping educate people about gardening practices, and reconnecting city dwellers to the source of their food."

Nyren, writing for Urban Land, goes on to detail a list of ten recent projects that incorporate urban agriculture. The list, according to Nyren, "[includes] a golf course damaged by Hurricane Katrina that has been turned into a farm tilled by high school students; a range of rooftop gardens, from soil-based to hydroponic; and residential developments provisioned with gardens, edible landscaping, and orchards for the community to share."

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