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The 105-page resource guide is designed to inform urban farmers on a myriad of topics, including tips for advocating for urban agriculture, engaging communities, dealing with contaminated soils, intensive growing techniques, urban composting, site security, urban livestock, direct marking options, accepting food stamps, grant and financial opportunities, and many more! Also included is an appendix listing services and resources available from several urban farming organizations throughout New York State.
Whether you’re looking to grow food on your rooftop, keep chickens in your backyard, learn more about hydroponics or start an urban CSA, the "Guide to URBAN Farming in NYS" will provide or direct you to the information you need to know.
Download the entire Guide to Urban Farming in NYS here (PDF). The Guide is available as a free download [PDF] or you may view individual fact sheets online (good for dial-up or band-width restricted users). Check it out at http://nebeginningfarmers.org/publications. For more small farm news and events, visit www.smallfarms.cornell.edu. For beginning farmer assistance, visit www.nebeginningfarmers.org.