Urban Agriculture (UA), as defined by the United Nations Development Program in 1996, is "'an activity that produces, processes, and markets food and other products, on land and water in urban and peri-urban areas, applying intensive production methods, and (re)using natural resources and urban wastes, to yield a diversity of crops and livestock.'"
Rhode Island Urban Agriculture Information Sources
- Southside Community Land Trust (SCLT) has been a UA leader for more than 20 years in Providence. See their Urban Ag Resource Center.
- Urban Agriculture in Providence: Growing Our Community by Growing Good Food. 16-page report, 2006.
- The City of Providence has an Urban Agriculture webpage. Current initiatives include Lots of Hope and Compost. Read a 2013 story about Lots of Hope on SCLT's website.
- Rhode Island Right to Farm Act.
- Motif, August 5, 2015: Provlandia: Urban Agriculture on the West End.
- Acopia Harvest Hydroponic Rentafarm (tm) in Central Falls, June 10, 2015
Other Information Sources
- US Department of Agriculture Urban Agriculture page.
- EPA Urban Agriculture page.
- Rodale Institute blog post, "A Taste of Urban Agriculture," May 11, 2015. Mentions SCLT and Providence.
- The Urban Agriculture Movement: History and Trends, 2013.
- Urban Agriculture: The Third Green Revolution. Podcasts, featuring Vertical Farms
- City of Boston Urban Ag page.