When you hear the word ‘agriculture’ it usually doesn’t conjure images of Los Angeles, but urban agriculture is a critical strategy for holistically ameliorating food and nutrition security.
Not only does urban agriculture address issues such as affordability and access, it helps build a community’s resilience, economic opportunity, and sustainability.
So, what does this mean for Los Angeles County?
There are already some incredible urban agriculture projects throughout the County; but, there could be so many more. LA County Food Equity Roundtable member and foundation partner, California Community Foundation is partnering with the LARTA Institute to engage in a community-led process to better understand the opportunities to expand urban agriculture in the County. They will be sharing their findings in 2023, and we hope members of LA County will consider partnering with us once we begin to implement this critical work.