What Is An Urban Farm?

What Is An Urban Farm?

"Urban farm" may sound like an oxymoron, but the concept has gone from being unimaginable to a solid trend in the local foods movement.

An urban farm is, quite simply, a farm in an urban setting. More specifically, an urban farm grows food in an urban area on land—usually either a backyard or a vacant lot, but sometimes neglected spaces such as street medians—that would not typically be dedicated to producing food.

They are most often found in urban areas that have experienced some level of decline, where space is available and inexpensive.

Urban Farm Versus Big Garden
So what makes an urban farm a farm and not a garden?

Two factors tend to come into play.

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