Our staff monthly food justice discussions are back! This past discussion, we talked about urban farms, vertical food growing, and the historical impact they have had on cities across the world. We compared vertical growing for profit v.s. not for profit and how it falls under food justice. We also debated whether urban farms are effective in offering access to green spaces and fresh food for all, or a crutch for food systems to continue to give under served communities access but not tools to eradicate hunger and malnutrition. Lastly, we reflected the ways we can be better with our programming at City Slicker Farms.
Read What We Are Reading!
Think of a positive experience you had at a natural setting within a city (related or not to agriculture). What was it about the space that felt positive? What sensory details can you remember? What was happening in your life at the time that made this place an oasis?
Reflecting on Articles:
The articles above each have intended audiences and agendas. When reading through them, feel free to note their accuracy, biases, and credibility to discuss.
Why do you think these particular farms made the lists? How do you think each farm adapts and takes advantage of its setting?