5141.0 Urban Agriculture: The Challenges, Accomplishments and Lessons Learned

Wednesday, November 10, 2010: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Session Overview/Description: Urban agriculture can be defined as the growing of plants and the raising of animals within and around cities. Organizers and researchers indicate that urban agriculture can provide a strategy to reduce urban poverty and food insecurity and enhance urban environmental management. Urban agriculture can also contribute to local economic development, poverty alleviation and social inclusion of the urban poor including women, youth and families. Presentations will address experiences associated with urban agriculture programs at the local level.
Session Objectives: Discuss successful urban agriculture projects. Describe better practices associated with establishing urban gardens.
James E. Dale, DVM, MPH, MBA
James E. Dale, DVM, MPH, MBA

New Golden Community Garden
Matt Burde and Brenda Porter
Salt Lake County's New Urban Farming Initiative
Beverly Hyatt-Neville, PhD, MPH, RD

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Organized by: APHA-Committee on Affiliates

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)