Urban Agriculture: The New Frontier
From the University of Florida, “Communities are hungry for urban food production.”
They report that engagement is continuing at an all-time high when there is opportunity to grow food in containers, hydroponic systems, rooftops, community gardens and any available green space. Why? Urban food production, also called urban agriculture, provides an avenue to grow food locally, fight food insecurity and reduce food deserts.
With this in mind, leading scientists from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and Extension faculty are offering the popular, award-winning Sustainable Urban Food Production Short Course for the fourth consecutive year.
Classes start on October 16. Participants can choose from in-person and virtual formats. You can register online at browardurbanag2023.eventbrite.com.
Participants meet on Mondays from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for six weeks through November 20. The course features an easy-to-follow curriculum for all audiences including homeowners, educators, community gardeners, urban farmers and entrepreneurs interested in this developing industry