International Living Future Institute

Urban Agriculture and Community Food Systems [On Demand]

There is huge untapped potential to grow food within our communities in unexpected places. We ask: how can we optimize space and leverage local knowledge to provide a community resource, a food network to provide for all? What are good examples of successful public-private partnerships of community-based food systems and how did they come to be? Urban food systems have the potential to improve food security, reduce carbon, and provide a more beautiful and joyful environment. Learn about the Brooklyn Grange Farm and their work on urban agriculture in the densest city in the US.

1. Identify the basic types of urban food systems e.g. rooftop gardens, fruit tree harvest, permaculture, backyard gardens, front yard gardens, ROW gardens, etc
2. Understand the role of urban food production in regional food systems
3. Understand the connection between urban design, equity and placemaking
4. Achieve an understanding of the potential of food production in urban environments

This course is eligible for 1 AIA, GBCI, and LFA CEU.

Note that this course is also available as part of the Learning Path "Living Community Challenge: 5-Part Series".