Urban Farming And Agricultural History

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Urban agriculture takes place in and around a town or city's economic and ecological system.

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Urban Farming And Agricultural History

We explore how creative urban farmers are reconnecting communities with local food sources and forgotten pieces of their agricultural history.

At first glance, the interiors of cities like Washington and Baltimore don't seem like fertile ground for farming. But ambitious urban farmers are growing food deep inside the city limits and selling their fresh produce to local markets and restaurants. We explore the art of urban farming and the foods that go back generations in some African American communities.


Denzel Mitchell

Founder and Farm Manager, Five Seeds Farm and Apiary (Baltimore, Md.)

Michael Twitty

Culinary Historian, Writer (Washington, D.C.)

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