Guide: Urban Agriculture: Best Practices & Possibilities


This report provides an overview of urban agriculture and local food system resources and practices across the United States and parts of Canada, with a primary emphasis on providing resources that can encourage and support urban agriculture in Missouri’s metropolitan areas. We analyzed information from a survey of Urban Sustainability Directors Network members who belong to either the national network or the Heartland Sustainability Network. We provide examples of emerging practices that are working well for cities and collate a number of resources that exist for cities and their urban agriculture practitioners and advocates. This information is accessible in this report, but is highlighted in the website created for this project at, which includes a public, searchable database that provides documents and websites of zoning ordinances, promotional and educational information, and resources on urban agriculture and food systems. 

Cover - Report Urban Agriculture
Cover - Report Urban Agriculture
Research Report