The Benefits Urban Agroforestry Can Provide to Urban Areas

Agroforestry is defined as the integration of trees and shrubs within an agricultural production area where trees are grown alongside or around crops to promote an agroecological approach to farming. Most often perennial woody vegetation is seen managed with common crops. Yet, what are the benefits that Agroforestry can provide to urban areas? Numerous benefitsContinue reading “The Benefits Urban Agroforestry Can Provide to Urban Areas”

Costs of Organic Certification for Small Urban Farms: Is it Worth the Cost?

Are urban farms and gardens near Cal Poly Pomona certified organic? Many urban farms and community gardens today throughout San Bernardino county, Los Angeles county, and even nationwide are growing food for their communities organically yet are not USDA certified as organic. The truth is that to be certified, it can be an expensive andContinue reading “Costs of Organic Certification for Small Urban Farms: Is it Worth the Cost?”