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Looking Back, Looking Forward: Reflections on Advocating for Local Agriculture and Urban Farming in Prince George’s County, Maryland

Prince George’s County is deeply rooted in agricultural history. From the robust farming practices of the Piscataway people to a tobacco economy build off the backs of enslaved laborers, the region is steeped in agricultural traditions and a dark history of slavery and struggle. From these roots, regional farmers, particularly Black and Brown urban farmers, are sowing new seeds of food and environmental justice through innovative models of food production, access, education, and stewardship that is redefining our Country's food system.

Throughout the past few years, members of the Food Equity Council and partners supported the passage of multiple pieces of legislation to promote urban agriculture and enhance local food production in the region.

To learn more about past accomplishments and current initiatives to support food and farming in the County, read our latest piece Looking Back, Looking Forward: Reflections on Advocating for Local Agriculture and Urban Farming in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

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