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San Francisco recommits to urban agriculture during housing crisis

With the closure of Little City Garden last year, Supervisor Hillary Ronen introduced a resolution recommitting The City to agriculture. (Michael Ares/2015 Special to S.F. Examiner)

The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday recommitting The City to urban agriculture and calling on city departments to evaluate parcels of land that could be well-suited for growing fruits and vegetables.

By Joshua Sabatini
SF Examiner
April 26, 2017


“I understand that there are questions about competing priorities for land use given our huge affordability and housing crisis in The City,” said Supervisor Hillary Ronen, who introduced the resolution. “While housing is a top priority, we also have to balance our housing development in this growing city with some urban agricultural space.”

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Global Urban Agriculture

One of the first volumes to bring together evidence from urban agriculture in the Global North and the Global South

Edited by A WinklerPrins,
US National Science Foundation, USA
May 2017 / Hardback / 251 Pages
(Must see. Mike)

In one of the first books to consider urban agriculture in a global context, this book brings together material from around the world, illustrating how urban agriculture is much more than growing food. The book opens with an introductory chapter (WinklerPrins) defining urban agriculture and discussing how the topic has been differentially treated around the world, comparing and contrasting UA between the Global North and South.

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Urban farmers thrive in Swedish city


In March 2017, they completed a roof top garden at Clarion Post Hotel

May 1, 2017

Jonas Lindh and William Bailey share their experiences as city farmers in Gothenburg, Sweden. They explain why and how they started their business, and share the challenges they face in this process. Jonas Lindh and William Bailey, both with their roots in Human Ecology, Behavioral Sciences and community gardening, met in late 2015 and decided they wanted to grow commercially in Gothenburg.

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