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Sustainable city living

Center for Urban Agriculture

Urban farming is at the front line of the food system, paving the way to sustainable city living. Urban farms improve access to locally grown food, using less space and special facilities than traditional farming.

CAES and Extension faculty work to educate Georgians, empowering them to embrace urban agriculture in their own backyards. We are committed to using science and technology to improve local food systems and address emerging issues in unique, innovative ways.

Visit our Center for Urban Agriculture site to learn more about how our researchers are applying the latest science and technology to improve sustainable city living.

Environmental portrait of undergraduate David Gianino at the UGarden aquaculture facility with basil and cucumber plants.

Urban ag contributes almost $8 billion to Georgia’s economy.

Source: UGA Center for Urban Agriculture

Over 7,000 companies rely on Georgia’s urban ag industry.

Source: Georgia Urban Ag Council

The urban ag industry accounts for close to 87,000 jobs.

Source: UGA Center for Urban Agriculture

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