Facilitating Spaces of Urban Agroecology: A Learning Framework for Community-University Partnerships

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2017: $198,529.00
Projected End Date: 09/30/2021
Grant Recipient: University of Minnesota
Region: North Central
State: Minnesota
Project Coordinator:
Dr. Nicolas Jelinski
University of Minnesota
Collaborations between urban growers, policymakers, scholars, and communities that leverage urban farms and gardens as sites of ecological, social, and political transformation represent spaces of urban agroecology. Participatory research can play a vital role in urban agroecology by facilitating integration of science, movement, and practice, but frameworks to accomplish this are still emerging. This paper, therefore, proposes a “learning framework” for urban agroecology research that has emerged from our community-university partnership.
Peer-reviewed Journal Article
Jennifer Nicklay, University of Minnesota
Valentine Cadieux, Hamline University
Mary Rogers, University of Minnesota
Nicolas Jelinski, University of Minnesota
Kat LaBine, University of Minnesota
Gaston Small, University of St. Thomas
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Researchers
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.