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The recipients of more than half a million in urban agriculture grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture were announced Jan. 10.

Crooked Branch Farms earned one of the first USDA People's Garden designations, an honor given to urban farms and gardens that benefit their communities.

At Southeast Gardens and Urban Farm, in Columbus, Ava Johnson is focused on building a foundation of good agricultural practices and markets, and building up her community.

This year, Mansfield Senior High School is helping students get more involved in agriculture by adding an agribusiness and strategic entrepreneurship program to its career technical education.

At South Side Family Farms, Aaron Hopkins is mentoring Columbus youth in agriculture, and helping his community get access to fresh, affordable food.

Pennsylvania Ag Secretary Russell Redding toured the LCCAP to kick off the fifth annual Pennsylvania Urban Ag Week. He visited 19 farms and agricultural operations in Erie, New Castle, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Wilkes-Barre from July 11-15.

There are a lot of priorities for urban agriculture. But equity is a theme that runs through them all, said the new Federal Advisory Committee for Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production.

The committee will provide input on policy development and to help identify barriers to urban agriculture.

Pennsylvania's agriculture secretary toured farms in four cities across the state last week in celebration of Pennsylvania's Urban Ag Week.

There are common pitfalls gardeners encounter when using containers to grow vegetables. Learn more about common mistakes and try to avoid them this summer.