Seattle is considered one of the pioneers in today’s urban agricultural movement. This essay examines various aspects of the city’s success in urban agriculture in order to provide a model for other cities to start their own trends towards sustainability.
In this case study looking at Seattle’s urban agriculture programs, I do my best to provide examples of how municipalities can jump start a larger focus on urban agriculture in smaller communities. This paper required communication with an expert from my region of choice, but I didn’t have time to interview her (I procrastinated). Instead I dug deep into peer-reviewed quantitative studies on Seattle’s programs that contained a lot of numbers. I feel this paper is fairly basic and bare-bones and not comprehensive enough, but I still like it for its political quality. Whatever that means. I had a little fun with that really long subtitle.