This webpage is dedicated to providing members with current, easy-to-use resources for learning about and fostering urban farming at communities across the nation. Members are encouraged to forward new links and information they discover to NAHMA staff, who will post to this webpage. Please share your own examples and pictures with scott.mcmillen@nahma.org.

General Information and Resources

Federal Resources

Various federal departments provide an array of information and tools on urban agriculture and community gardens. The following resources will supply you with compliance items and regulatory policies to consider when designing your own urban farming projects.

EPA Urban Farming Resources:

HUD Urban Farming Resources:

  • Coming soon

USDA Urban Farming Resources:

  • Urban Farm Business Plan Handbook – Provides guidance for organizations or communities interested in developing an urban farm. Includes a business plan and information on developing marketing, operating and financial strategies.
  • Urban Soil Primer – Introduction to urban soils for local planning boards and property managers
  • Urban Agriculture & Improving Local, Sustainable Food Systems – Outlines steps for starting a project; links to success stories and current urban agriculture projects; identifies information and resources available from federal agencies and non-governmental organizations
  • Urban Farm Photo Gallery – Images of urban farming, rooftop gardens, and Community Supported Agriculture projects.

State Resources

Each state has a unique environment for sustaining community gardens. There are also differing state regulations to keep in mind when beginning or expanding an urban farm. The following documents will provide you with state-by-state resources for your own urban farming projects

States Listed in Alphabetical Order

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Idaho
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Michigan
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Dakota
Oklahoma
Oregon
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Utah
Vermont
Washington
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Urban Farming Community Examples

Below are examples of urban farming projects currently in use by multifamily properties. (Listed in alphabetical order by property name.)

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