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Nine of America’s Largest Urban Farms

By Trish Popovitch

Did you know that urban agriculture accounts for 15-20% of the world's food supply? Read about Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands, one of the largest (co-operated by Tilth Alliance and Friends of RBUFW), and eight other interesting urban farms in the U.S.

The American urban farm comes in many guises but come it does. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 800 million people worldwide practice urban agriculture. That accounts for between 15 to 20 percent of the world’s food supply. As urban ag continues to build momentum across all 50 states, the influence and scope of the urban farm is growing. Most of us think of less than a couple of acres when we think urban farm, yet urban farms are getting bigger. And some are getting really big. You know, given that whole city space constraint thing. Here are just nine of America’s larger city-based farming outfits (listed alphabetically).

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