Survey for Urban Farmers in Southern California

Urban Farm

Graduate student Thais Spiropoulos of California Polytechnic University, Pomona, in association with the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) programs in Southern California, will be conducting a needs assessment of urban farmers who primarily use organic growing methods. This survey aims to assess the technical needs of urban farmers within non-desert areas of San Bernardino, Riverside, inland Los Angeles, and Orange counties.

For the purpose of this survey, urban agriculture is defined as the production, distribution, and marketing (both for-profit and not-for-profit) of agricultural products (e.g., food, fiber, flowers, etc.) within or on the periphery of metropolitan areas. University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) is currently in the process of developing programs that serve urban farmers. UCCE will use the information gathered from this survey to determine how to best assist urban operations to farm more successfully and more sustainably.

Your responses are voluntary and confidential, and the data collected will not be used to identify any individual. All responses will be compiled and analyzed as a group.

We hope that you will participate in this survey to help UCCE better assist you in your urban farming endeavors.

To participate, please visit the survey website.

For any questions, please contact Thais Spiropoulos at TSpiropoulos@cpp.edu or (310) 663-7425.

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This article was written by Thais Spiropoulos.

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