Resources on urban food production

“We already know about city farms, but now we need to go further, and think of cities as farms.” Andy Goldring, Permaculture Association  (“Permaculture and Energy”, Reforesting Scotland 35, Autumn / Winter 2006.)

why do it?  see http://www.fcrn.org.ukhttp://www.fcrn.org.uk/frcnPubs/publications/PDFs/CuaS_web.pdf

Urban food production

Cuba:

http://monthlyreview.org/090119koont.php

http://www.cosg.org.uk/mario.htm

http://www.hellocuba.ca/itineraries/472alamar3.php

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/factual/foodprogramme_20090315.shtml

http://www.climate.org/topics/international-action/urban-agriculture/havana.htm

UK

http://www.wen.org.uk/local_food/index.htm

London

http://www.capitalgrowth.org/

http://www.sustainweb.org/news/response_to_the_london_plan/

http://www.sustainweb.org/urbanagriculture/about/

and especially http://www.sustainweb.org/pdf/food_growing_&_social_housing.pdf

figures on food and CO2 – and the argument of local food production at

http://www.capitalgrowth.org/links/climate_change/

Europe

http://www.cityfarmer.org/subeurope.html

http://www.eukn.org/eukn/themes/Urban_Policy/Economy_knowledge_and_employment/Urban_economy/Specific_sectors/Cities-Farming-for-the-Future_1030.html

http://www.ruaf.org/node/183

http://www.ruaf.org/sites/default/files/Multifunctional%20Land%20Use.pdf

USA

http://www.sustainweb.org/page.php?id=432

http://www.climate.org/topics/international-action/urban-agriculture/chicago.htm

Urban Aquaculture

http://www.cabi.org/pdf/books/9780851998299/9780851998299.pdf

http://www.greengeek.ca/sustainable-urban-aquaculture/

http://urbanaquaculturecenter.com/

http://traffordecohouse.wordpress.com/what-is-aquaponics/ in Trafford!

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