Skip to Main Content

Urban Agriculture


Urban agriculture is a social movement that couples the tradition of farming with the lifestyle of an urban dweller. It is the art and process of growing crops in backyards, community gardens, rooftops, and other patches of land where it is safe and possible to harvest food. It involves cultivating the soil, planting the crop, ensuring it receives the necessary amounts of sun, nutrients, water, air, and soil, recycling any waste as compost, and treating the soil and surrounding landscape with green, environmentally friendly products to allow for future use.

This research guide presents recommended resources for UDC's Urban Agriculture program. 


The website for UDC's Center for Urban Agriculture & Gardening Education includes information about UDC's Urban Food Hubs, including the Firebird Research Farm. 

Related Research Guides

The following UDC Library research guides are related to urban agriculture and may provide additional useful information.

Help Guides

We have created several Help Guides to help you navigate using library and information resources and tools. These guides are designed to walk you through finding what you need while offering tips, tricks, and other useful information. 

Something Missing?

Do you see something missing from this guide? Let us know! Icon of a question mark over a person

The library is always open to adding missing content to our guides. We are happy to add new links, information, and resources you may be aware of. Please email us at to share any links or information you would like to see us include.