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FoodWords Draft

Food and Society Workshop, Tahsha LePage, Phoebe Ward, Monica Saralampi, Martha Megarry, Maria Frank, Matt Gunther, Authors

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Urban Agriculture

The RUAF Foundation defines urban agriculture as the
  • "growing of plants and the raising of animals within and around cities. The most striking feature of urban agriculture, which distinguishes it from rural agriculture, is that it is integrated into the urban economic and ecological system."
This is more inclusive than most definitions of urban agriculture by its inclusion of agriculture around cities.

In many instances, urban agriculture is linked with the idea of a community garden, although for-profit urban agriculture also exists. Urban agriculture
can also involve animal husbandry, aquaculture, agroforestry, urban
beekeeping, and horticulture.

Related terms: urban farm, urban garden, community garden

Within the tag family "Food Actions and Strategies," in the "Social Collaboration" cluster.
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