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Community Agricultural Programs & Urban Food Hubs

Case Studies

Carol M. Highsmith, photographer. Bob "Sully" Sullivan displays his produce at the Olympia Farmers' Market in Olympia, Washington, the state's second-largest, behind Pike Place in Seattle. Between 1980-2006. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Historical records show that in the 1990s, growing food in urban areas was a common practice. Now, urban farming is enjoying a resurgence. It is proving to be a great way for people of all income levels to eat fresh, locally grown food. While space limitations can make growing food in a city difficult, these urban dwellers have found innovative ways to grow their fruits and vegetables. Some of them even keep bees and raise animals more commonly seen on a farm.

Below are links to just a few examples of community gardens and urban food hubs, and all of them located in the United States.