City Launches Website to Help Prospective Urban Farmers Get Started

Posted on Jun 22 2020 - 5:00am by UOG

With more people spending time at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, the city of San Diego launched a website Tuesday that provides information and assistance on how to become a successful “urban farmer.”

Urban farming can come in many forms and sizes. It can be vegetables grown in containers on a home patio, a community garden that covers one or more city blocks, or raising certain animals such as chickens or bees.

The city’s new urban farming website includes:

  • Resources for both home and community gardens
  • Information on raising bees, chickens and goats
  • Access to additional data from various local and national sources
  • Details about city programs for assistance with permits, composting, seed libraries and more

“Just because we live in a big city doesn’t mean we cannot become small-scale farmers,” said Erik Caldwell, the city’s deputy chief operating officer for Smart & Sustainable Communities. “The urban farming website is a one-stop shop with a lot of great information to help San Diegans produce their own food.”


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