University of Florida

Urban Agriculture

Urban agriculture within and around our cities can provide healthy, local food that contributes to food security and helps to maintain additional green space. Agriculture was typically considered a rural activity. Today up to 15% of our food originates from within metropolitan areas. The contribution of urban agriculture to food security and healthy nutrition is important as more and more people live in cities than ever before. Urban Agriculture can be home vegetable gardens, community gardens, backyard poultry, hydroponics, community supported agriculture , fish farming, farm to school, farmer’s markets and other small scale production within a community.

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Mary Campbell

Extension Director
Sustainable Living
1800 Weedon Dr. NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
Phone: (727)582-2101