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Urban Farms: Growing Food and Community

Urban farms have become one answer to food deserts. But the schools, community groups, neighborhoods — even a police department! — growing food in the city are finding many other benefits. .

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    Can an Urban Farm Run by Police Create Jobs, Feed People, and Build Trust?

    Can an Urban Farm Run by Police Create Jobs, Feed People, and Build Trust?

    Dig Deep Farms, founded by the Alameda County Sheriffs Department a decade ago, is dramatically expanding its work to improve food access and job training. But it also has to overcome mixed feelings about law enforcement.

    Hydroponics Help Urban Schools Grow Food Year-Round

    Hydroponics Help Urban Schools Grow Food Year-Round

    A new wave of middle- and high schools around the country are embracing hydroponic farming. Advances in technology coupled with steady decreases in price make hydroponics an appealing interdisciplinary teaching tool—as well as a way to produce fresh, healthy food for students in the cafeteria and their broader communities.

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