Reports, books, articles, media and more. Looking for resources on the benefits, types, and guides on urban agriculture and community gardening? Read on.
Cultivating the Capital: Food Growing and the Planning System in London. Planning and Housing Committee, Greater London Authority, 2010.
Cultivating the Commons: An Assessment of the Potential for Urban Agriculture on Oakland’s Public Land. Nathan McClintock & Jenny Cooper. Department of Geography, University of California, Berkeley, 2009.
Cultivating Community: Principles and Practices for Community Gardening as a Community-Building Tool Karen Payne and Deborah Fryman, American Community Gardening Association, New York, NY, 2001.
East New York Farms! Retrospective Case Study, Sarita Daftary-Steel and Suzanne Gervais, New York, NY, 2014. Prezi presentation. Summary of findings and analysis can be found at Analysis: East New York Farms! Case Study 2014.
Farming Inside Cities: Entrepreneurial Urban Agriculture in the United States. Jerry Kaufman & Martin Bailkey, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge, MA, 2000.
Health Benefits of Urban Agriculture. Anne C. Bellows, Katherine Brown & Jac Smit.Community Food Security Coalition, Urban Agriculture Committee.
A Planners Guide to Community and Regional Food Planning. Samina Raja, Branden Born & Jessica Kozlowski Russell, American Planning Association Planning Advisory Service Report 554, 2008.
Scaling Up Urban Agriculture in Toronto: Building the Infrastructure. Joseph Nasr, Rod MacRae and James Kuhns. The Metcalf Foundation, 2010.
Urban Agriculture and Community Food Security in the United States: Farming From the City to the Urban Fringe. Katherine H. Brown and Members of the Community Food Security Coalition Urban Agriculture Committee, 2002.
Cities Farming for the Future: Urban Agriculture for Green and Productive Cities. Rene van Veenhuizen, editor, RUAF Foundation, IDRC and IIRR, 2006.
City Bountiful: A Century of Community Gardening in America. Laura J. Lawson, University of California Press, 2005.
City Farming: Adventures in Urban Food Growing. Lorraine Johnson, Greystone Press (Canada), 2010. (US publication expected in 2011.)
, Minnesota State Horticultural Society Minnesota State Horticultural Society, Saint Paul, MN. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons: 1970.
Growing Better Cities: Urban Agriculture for Sustainable Development. Luc J.A. Mougeot, International Development Research Centre, 2006.
Healthy City Harvests: Generating Evidence to Guide Policy on Urban Agriculture.Donald Cole, Diana Lee-Smith & George Nasinyama, editors, Urban Harvest and Makerere University, 2008.
Seedfolks. Paul Fleischman, HarperCollins, 1997.
“To Subsidise My Income”: Urban Farming in an East-African Town. Dick Foeken, Brill, 2006.
Urban Agriculture: Food, Jobs and Sustainable Cities, Second Edition. Jac Smit, Joe Nasr and Annu Ratta, The Urban Agriculture Network and the United Nations Development Programme, 2010.
MAGAZINE & JOURNAL ARTICLES
Agriculture and Food Availability – Cultivating the City: Mapping and Characterizing Urban Agriculture with Satellite Imagery. Sergio Freire, Teresa Santos and J.A. Tenedorio, Earthzine, November 2009.
Lush Lots: Everyday Urban Agriculture: From Community Gardening to Community Food Security. Michael Nairn and Domenic Vitiello. Harvard Design Magazine, Fall/Winter 2009.
Street Farmer. Elizabeth Royte. The New York Times Magazine, July 5, 2009.
Urban Agriculture Magazine (semi-annual), Resource Centres on Urban Agriculture and Food Security.
Zoning for Urban Agriculture. Nina Mukherji and Alfonso Morales. Zoning Practice(American Planning Association), Issue 3, March 2010.
DOCUMENTARIES & VIDEO
The Garden (2008), Black Valley Films.
Seeds, Hope & Concrete: Building Communities, Improving Lives, Heifer International.