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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Watch: UDC Featured in AP Story on Young Urban Farmers
The urban gardening movement is on the rise. According to the Associated Press (AP), 42 million American households are growing their own food. This is the highest level in 10 years, with the largest segment of that demographic being the millennial generation. In the last five years, the number of millennial gardeners has increased 63 percent to 13 million. The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences of the University of the District of Columbia was contacted by AP for more information on the young farming and gardening movement.
Watch the Associated Press TV piece on millennials and urban agriculture below. And read more from Coy McKinney, UDC Garden Club coordinator and his experience leading a community gardening project with the nearby Edmund Burke School.
The Associated Press was able to interview McKinney during one of Edmund Burke’s volunteer sessions.
“This has been fun and interesting because we are learning about climate change in science, and they connect,” explained Claire Kulawiec, an Edmund Burke student.