A new generation of community gardeners have big goals for cultivating the concrete jungle

Urban agriculture encompasses community gardens cultivated by volunteers as well as vast greenhouse and rooftop farms that sell their products to grocery stores across the country. The concept of food production in urban areas has gained visibility in recent years in tandem with discussions of food insecurity, climate resilience, and equitable access to green space, but the challenge of understanding and representing such a diverse range of stakeholders persists.

In 2021, New York City established the Mayor’s Office of Urban Agriculture (MOUA). The stated goal of the office is to create an unprecedented “strategic and equitable plan for urban agriculture and policy for New

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