Digital Slide Show Presentation
Historically, urban agriculture has been a way to supplement a city’s food supply. As populations continue to rise, society has to find alternative solutions and supplements to industrialized agriculture. Not only does urban agriculture supplement the industrialized agricultural system, but research has shown that cities with prominent urban agriculture programs combat urban blight, increase food access, decrease food insecurity, and limit food deserts. A mixed-method approach was utilized to determine the outcome, including community-based action research, systematic research, and correlational research. While the research is ongoing, it has shown that urban agriculture has impacted the food system in a positive way. The food system is broken, and urban agriculture is a part of the solution.
Rollie Wesen, EdD, and Walter Zesk
MS - Food Innovation and Technology
Kohler, Kamryn, "How Urban Agriculture is Changing the Food System" (2023). Student Research Design & Innovation Symposium. 50.