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Urban Agriculture in Texas

plants in planters in a city settingUrban agriculture pioneers are taking action in their communities, growing not only fresh, healthy produce, but also providing jobs, beautifying their neighborhoods, and offering access to fresh, healthy food in areas where grocery stores are sparse.

As American agriculture continues to grow in new directions, NRCS conservation assistance in Texas is growing along with it. NRCS provides technical and financial assistance for urban growers in areas such as:

  • Soil Health
  • Irrigation and Water Conservation
  • Weed and Pest Management
  • High Tunnels – NRCS can provide technical and financial assistance for high tunnels, used to extend the growing season and to protect plants from harsh weather, air pollution and pests. By making local produce available for more months in the year, fewer resources are used to transport food to plates. Visit the NRCS High Tunnels website.

Find tip sheets and more on the Conservation in Your Backyard page.

Find Your Texas Urban Conservationist

Texas also has conservationists whose work is dedicated to helping those farming in urban areas. They are located in six of Texas’s urban areas. Find your urban conservationist.

NRCS Texas Urban and Rural Conservation Project and Project G.R.E.E.N.

Texas NRCS helped fund urban agriculture programs from 2018 to 2020: Texas Urban and Rural Conservation Project and Project G.R.E.E.N.