Title

Urban Agriculture: Using Community Systems of Agriculture as a Solution to Homelessness and Unhealthy Food Sources

Date of Award

9-13-2012

Author Requested Restriction

Open Access (no embargo, no restriction)

Work Type

Masters Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Interdisciplinary Studies (MA)

Department

Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

First Advisor

Stephen Detray

Second Advisor

Emily Ignacio

Abstract

For those persons living on the edge of the socioeconomic periphery lack of employment, nutritional food sources and housing resources has led to an increase of homelessness over the past decade. This paper focuses on these resources can be accessed through through the use of urban agriculture as a community system, similar to systems of community supported agriculture (CSA's), that will provide homeless citizens with access to food, housing, vocational opportunities and social resources.