Iraq: Urban Agriculture for refugees and displaced people

Since 2015 I have been working in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), developing various urban agriculture projects, including home gardens, small-scale commercial food practices, aquaponics, and academic research. Urban agriculture should be an essential part of any crisis response and designed into all refugee situations no matter how temporary we may first consider them to be. … Continued

FIELD NOTES: Developing UA in Dallas

How do you begin to develop an urban vision for urban agriculture? What are the questions, tasks, and methods you need to employ to move urban farming from a theory to practice? In mid-2014, I was asked by the Hunt Institute at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, to develop a vision for urban agriculture with a specific focus on the local refugee population. … Continued