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For-Profit Urban Farming: Successful Models

There is great potential for urban farms to provide environmental gains, fresh nutrient-rich food for urban dwellers, and right livelihood for beginning farmers. Urban farming in the U.S. has been a mostly nonprofit effort, growing for underserved communities. While these projects are essential, urban farming must become financially viable, or else it will remain a tiny portion of the economy. Our cities’ environmental, labor and social challenges call for urban farming to become a player in our agricultural economy. This panel will provide best practices from successful for-profit urban farms that serve farmers’ markets, CSAs and restaurants.

 

Track and Session Info

Session: 
B | 10:30 am

Date and Location

Location: 
Heather
Day: 
Thursday
Presenter(s): 

Kristyn Leach

Title: 
Kristyn Leach
Bio: 
Kristyn Leach farms in Winters, CA. She grows predominantly Asian crops, and organizes a project called Second Generation Seeds which focuses on preserving, improving and breeding crops significant to Asian American communities.

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