From rooftop gardens to aquaponics centers in old warehouses to growing crops on abandoned properties, urban agriculture provides many benefits to a community, including closer neighborhood ties, reduced crime, education and job training opportunities, and healthy food access for low-income residents.
Find out options for USDA Funding
USDA Urban Agriculture Toolkit:
- Urban Agriculture Toolkit (PDF, 8.5MB) - Lays out the common operational elements that most urban farmers must consider as they start up or grow their operations.
Start to Farm:
- USDA New Farmers Initiative - Get connected and get started in agriculture.