Free Webinar on Urban Farming Viability

A free webinar will be presented on April 29 at 1:00 pm EDT on the viability of urban farming. "Urban Farms: Commercial Farms or Socially Minded Operations?" will provide an analysis of the differences between nonprofit and commercial urban farms, and is based on research conducted by researchers at New York University, Penn State, and the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service. Funding for this study was provided by National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

The webinar promises to discuss some of the issues concerning the feasibility and viability of urban farming ventures. According to a release promoting the webinar, policymakers are embracing local food systems as a solution to a myriad of urban problems, but fail to consider how much of a contribution urban farms make to the food supply.

Participants include Carolyn Dimitri, Associate Professor of Food Studies at NYU Steinhardt, and Andy Pressman, National Center for Appropriate Technology Sustainable Agriculture Specialist.

The webinar will be recorded and archived on the ATTRA website at

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