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?”

Aquaponics, just keep swimming or get back on land?

We have seen that Urban agriculture is trying to give the best and most of food and crops to people with limited resources in urban areas. Usually incorporating trays and raised beds for planting crops. We have been well aware of limited spacing being a factor to plan out crop production and spacing but whatContinue reading “Aquaponics, just keep swimming or get back on land?”

Urban Agriculture is not going to Feed the World… and that’s okay

When arguments against urban agriculture arise, the topics of yield and production type tend to be towards the forefront. Even when speaking with individuals involved in small scale agriculture, many have doubts over the attention it receives and the worth of the practice’s overall production. Some common rhetoric always seems to be along the linesContinue reading “Urban Agriculture is not going to Feed the World… and that’s okay”

Urban Farming in Los Angeles County

Urban agriculture has become an activity that people living in urban food desserts can use to produce an adequate amount of healthy and nutritious food for their family. The ability to produce an adequate amount of healthy and nutritious food has given several communities with a low socioeconomic status the ability to develop a senseContinue reading “Urban Farming in Los Angeles County”

Raising Livestock in Urban Agriculture

Urban agriculture provides individuals the opportunity to engage in agricultural production for their personal use and can benefit the community. Many individuals cultivate a wide array of produce that provides security and sovereignty in their community. These individuals acquire so much more than food on their plate but, an understanding and appreciation of the developmentContinue reading “Raising Livestock in Urban Agriculture”