Urban Edge Agricultural Parks
SAGE has pioneered the concept of Urban Edge Agricultural Parks (AgParks) — part working agriculture for small farmers, and part parkland for local communities. AgParks support farmers with opportunities for affordable land, shared infrastructure, and direct marketing of agricultural products. AgParks also provide fresh food, as well as educational, environmental, and aesthetic benefits for nearby communities.
Ag Parks help sustain and contain urban areas. At an AgPark, nature trails, food production, and agricultural learning — all addressing economic, health-related, educational and recreational needs — create multi-functional places that link urban residents and farmers for their mutual benefit.
SAGE has developed the AgParks model with background research and real-world implementation and consultation. We provide AgPark planning and development services for public agencies and private landowners.