Urban agriculture has become a meaningful part of our culture in recent years, with gardens growing on rooftops, side lots, indoors and other innovate spaces, offering fresh local products, food and health related events and more. However, various barriers to long-term sustainability for city farms still exist. Local, state and federal laws as well proximity and unique conditions of urban living create challenges for farms and farmers. This panel will explore several of the most significant obstacles for urban farming in New Orleans and beyond: space, soil, misconceptions and regulation.

 

Current Legal and Other Challenges in Sustainable Urban Agriculture