Urban Land & Water - Urban Land Resources
Simply put urban agriculture is growing or producing food in a city or heavily populated town or municipality, such as San Antonio. We extend this definition to include community gardens but acknowledge that these are more civically based intuitions than commerce based. Typically, when referring to urban agriculture some degree of commercial activity is assumed.
Green Spaces Alliance sees real value in each type urban based agriculture under a broader vision for a sustainable community food system. According to the UC Davis Agricultural Sustainability Institute, a sustainable community food system is a collaborative network that integrates sustainable food production, processing, distribution, consumption and waste management in order to enhance the environmental, economic and social health of a particular place.
Green Spaces Alliance will be working more closely with local partners to cultivate and nourish community foods systems projects and endeavors. Together we can build a more vibrant and resilient community food system.