Urban Agriculture

Sustainable Urban Farming for Resilience and Food Security (2018-2021)

This project combines research and outreach to foster innovative, sustainable urban farming methods to improve ecological resilience and meet urgent food needs. Lead investigators and community collaborators will help develop transformative solutions to improve the ecological sustainability of urban farming systems by building soil health, conserving water, and promoting beneficial insects. The project will also foster economic viability by improving distribution of urban-produced nutritious food to make it more accessible and affordable for urban populations and to minimize on-farm food waste. 

Learning Hub Network (2015-2018)

The Learning Hub Network was established to meet farmer demand for urban and peri-urban farming opportunities and technical assistance in the San Francisco Bay Area. This project builds on collaborative relationships among agricultural organizations and farmers and ranchers who may be immigrant, socially disadvantaged, urban, urban-fringe or rural.


Gill Tract