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An Emerging Urban Agriculture Career Consciousness

Touch the Soil News #577 It is true that food production out of cities today is a drop in the bucket compared to what comes from the hundreds of millions of acres of industrial farming. But, there is more to urban agriculture than just gross production. Urban agriculture represents a philosophical breakaway from the industrial food chain. The focus is on hyper-local mini farms compared to hyper-mega industrial farms. To be on the safe side, one can never underestimate the power of an idea whose time has come. Bryan High School – on the edges of the Omaha, Nebraska metropolitan area (some 900,000 people) – is home to one of…

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