CityViews 9/14/11: Urban Farming

Late season crops in the backyard of a home in Salt Lake City last year. Photo: Backyard Urban Gardens

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Segment 1:

It’s harvest time and not just in Utah’s rural areas. Urban farms, community gardens and farmer’s markets are cropping up all over the Wasatch Front. On Wednesday, Jennifer talks with an urban farmer, a foodie and Salt Lake County Councilman Jim Bradley about agriculture in the urban core.

Guests:

  • Salt Lake County Councilman Jim Bradley
  • Julie Peck-Dabling, Urban Farming Program Manager,  Salt Lake County
  • Sharon Leonardi, Founder of B.U.G. Farms

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Segment 2:

An article in Edible Wasatch magazine highlights how some local poulty farms are being caught between sustainable practices and pressures to produce a lot of eggs and chicken wings.

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  1. Paul Gardener

    I’m so glad everytime I hear about Urban Agriculture and homescale farming getting media attention. We’ve been “farming” our Syracuse Backyard for a number of years now and have come to believe that is it the food-supply solution of the future!
    Thanks for the exposure.
    P~