How to Create Long-Term, Viable Urban Farming Businesses – Karen Washington


Track H: Transforming Urban Landscapes and Communities with Urban Agriculture. Session 3: How to Create Long-Term, Viable Urban Farming Businesses. Slide presentations and additional conference information is available at

In this session, participants will hear from three urban farmers about how they’ve worked to create sustainable, robust urban farming businesses. Session highlights include: a discussion of the importance of capital, self-care and land value to aspiring urban farmers; a look at one replicable model to consider when starting an urban farm business; engaging insights on the current landscape, future pitfalls and promising developments in urban agriculture.

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) provides grants and outreach to advance innovations that improve profitability, stewardship and quality of life. SARE is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA.


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