Urban Agriculture Community System

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2014: $250,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2018
Grant Recipient: Metropolitan University
Region: Southern
State: Puerto Rico
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Maria Calixta Ortiz
Universidad Ana G. Méndez
First systematic documentation [in Spanish] on the operation of urban farmers that includes active urban gardens and a base-map of the potential lots for urban gardens in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The project has enhanced a learning community among students, planners and local farmers, as well as has reinforced the knowledge exchange among cooperating farmers. As a result, the Network of Urban Urban Gardens in San Juan has been reactivated, where two collaborating farmers were appointed as coordinator and sub-coordinator of the Network.
María Calixta Ortiz, Universidad Metropolitana
Wanda Crespo, Estudios Técnicos, Inc.
Katia Avilés, Universidad Metropolitana
Eva Bayona, Universidad Metropolitana
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Researchers
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