Kamryn Kohler

Document Type

Digital Slide Show Presentation

Publication Date



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.

Faculty Mentor

Rollie Wesen, EdD, and Walter Zesk

Academic Discipline

MS - Food Innovation and Technology



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