City Views

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


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.


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


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.



City Views
City Views was a daily public affairs program that ran on KCPW from 2011 to 2013. It was hosted by Jennifer Napier-Pearce, who later went on launch and host "Behind the Headlines," the weekly news roundup from KCPW and The Salt Lake Tribune. The show featured news reports and interviews with policymakers, local newsmakers and
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    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.

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