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Vacant Lots, Vibrant Plots [Johns Hopkins]


"Urban agriculture can refer to private backyard vegetable plots, community gardens, high-tech food-growing operations on rooftops or within high-rises, and food production on the outer fringes of suburbia. It's a hot topic of late, much lauded by civic leaders who see "city farms" as a powerful intervention for downtrodden neighborhoods. If so, the food grown in cities may turn out to be less important than the growth in community cohesion and cooperation. The peppers and potatoes may matter less than the people." Read the full article here.