Tag Archive: urban agriculture

  1. Mapping Los Angeles County’s Urban Agriculture

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    A group of graduate students in urban planning at UCLA, including former ELP employee Jaemi Jackson, has created the first map of urban agricultural activity in Los Angeles County. The group utilized public records, personal interviews, and sophisticated surveying methods to produce an interactive map of every formal urban agriculture site in the county. The group found 1,261 “verified urban agricultural sites,” with over half of the sites located in schools. The other sites include community gardens and commercial agricultural operations. (more…)

  2. Crowd-Funding Municipal Projects

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    We wish to congratulate Philadelphia for successfully “crowd-funding” their first municipal project!

    The Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department’s Urban Agriculture Program sought to raise $2,100 within 45 days to to implement a new garden-based education program for local youth.  Although this youth program would be run by the city government, organizers worked with crowd-funding platform Citizinvestor to raise the necessary project funds from people other than their local taxpayers. (more…)