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Urban Agriculture Cooperative’s mission is to localize and densify the local food system while providing increased access of healthy food to urban communities.
The UAC began as a program arm of the non-profit Planting Seeds of Hope. PSH created community gardens to help clean up and restore vacant lots and remove blight. From there it organized several community partners to start thinking about food distribution and educational enrichment programs having to do with growing your own food. But the UAC was developed with a more specific focus on markets and food distribution from grower to consumer. UAC runs farmer’s markets that prioritize purchasing from local farmer’s and gardeners. We operate farmers markets, train young adults, and coordinate special programs to support growers and entrepreneurs in our local network. The ultimate goal is to create a long-lasting and resilient local food system.