Urban agriculture is the practice of growing, processing and distributing food, including animal husbandry, in a village, town or city. While there are many benefits to urban agriculture including job creation, food security, improved health and nutrition, improved social and emotional well-being, urban agriculture has also been controversial in places. This presentation will look at identifying trends and a comparative analysis of urban agricultural policy in selected United States cities.
Danielle Young is an 11th grader at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut and a senior researcher on the environmental science team in Ecotek Lab. Her research focuses on developing grass root policy and best practices for using science to implement organic food systems. Danielle is currently working on a project to develop strategies that address urban agricultural policy and food insecurity issues in urban communities.