Pennsylvania Celebrating Urban Ag Week
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Urban and Community Agriculture
The 5th annual Pennsylvania Urban Agriculture Week this week is celebrating urban agriculturalists making a difference in local food systems and the state’s Urban Agriculture Infrastructure Grant Program, which invests $500,000 annually into projects addressing urban food insecurity. Since 2019, the Urban Agriculture Infrastructure Grant Program has invested $1.5 million in 93 urban agriculture projects across 19 counties. The program has leveraged an additional $1.5 million in local investments through matching dollars, totaling a $3 million initiative to grow food access in urban communities. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding is touring 19 urban farms and agricultural operations this week to mark the event.