There is a new generation of urban agriculture emerging in North America
By Sharla Stolhandske
Degree of Master of Urban Studies
in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
© 2011 Simon Fraser University
There is a new generation of urban agriculture emerging in North America. Labelled urban farming, this modern urban agriculture industry is tapping into the economic potential for local, organic food. An ethnographic study of six urban farmers growing food in Metro Vancouver reveals that the act of growing and marketing food in the city is an expanding and dedicated business. The study focused particularly on newly emerging highly urbanized farm enterprises in the Vancouver area. Urban farmers are embedded in the community as land stewards, local suppliers of seasonal vegetables and educators.
February 25, 2011 3 Comments