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Monday, April 2

  1. page Environmental Research Page edited ... Kayla Piezer (Cohort 1) Kelley Davis (Cohort 1) Mickey Navidomskis (Cohort 1) Emily Bries…
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    Kayla Piezer applied an Ecological Network Analysis for a rooftop garden in UAB. This analysis compared a synthetic system (the urban garden) to a natural system (the natural, cycling ecosystem). It then identifies weaknesses in the system, including the symbiotic relationships, the controls and dependencies, and many more.
    Kelley Davis looked at the exchanges of water between different locations of water basins and began mapping them out.
    Mickey Navidomskis looked at the water footprint of a proposed agro-community in Weber, Utah and worked with the founders to come up viable irrigation methods. Through working with the community Mickey developed a spreadsheet tool that integrated crop coefficients and evapotranspiration data to estimate the area of land that can be supported by rainwater harvesting.
    Emily Briese is applying an Ecological Network Analysis for the international exchanges of virtual water, optimizing the relationships. Later, a sensitivity analysis will be done as well as a relative comparison of the local production of food and water consumption after the initial analysis is done. This will help support the argument of how feasible urban agriculture is within context of water consumption.
    Dani Zebelean is building an online application, called Agua Libre, that incorporates previous research completed by Mickey. The application of Agua Libre will be used to study the connection of climate variables and lettuce yield. Successful development of this application will enable people to plan their urban landscapes and gardens in sustainable ways.
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Friday, March 16

  1. page Blog edited March 16, 2018 Written by: Emily Briese Students from UU present their research questions, objec…
    March 16, 2018
    Written by: Emily Briese
    Students from UU present their research questions, objectives, and hypothesis to UT and UAB, looking for feedback on how they can better their current work. Below is a photo of the current participants before the meeting.
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    Fun Fact of the Day: In the United States, 50-70% of household water use is consumed in outdoor and landscape activities (US EPA, 2009). By using rainwater harvesting and hydroponic practices, this number can be drastically decreased, lowering water bills and water footprints!

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    Fun Fact of the Day: Local foods can benefit the consumer immensely. Benefits include more nutrients, more flavor, and knowing exactly how and who grew the food. Go buy local and support your local economy!
    University of Utah Students: Summer 2017 Recap
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Thursday, March 1

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    of which involved a social network analysis (SNA) of the urban agriculture network. This effort was lead by Olivia Juarez. She analyzed the Salt Lake City urban agriculture network, while exploring the Barcelona urban agriculture network as well. More on her work can be found below.
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    Lake County. Relationships were established and major parties were identified. Surveys were prepared to assess the interactions among urban agriculture entities in the area. Olivia left the project in the summer of 2017. The SNA study is currently on hold until an additional student is added to conduct the remaining research.
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    The urban agriculture network is filled with a diverse set of stakeholders. Micro farmers, legacy farmers, market managers, government agencies, infrastructure suppliers, non-profits, community gardens, and emergency food services are just a few. Olivia is conducting a social network analysis of the urban agriculture network in Salt Lake County.
    Traditional agriculture in Utah needs to develop into the future alongside a growing urban agriculture sector and policy makers are planning for this development. Policies such as the Urban Farming Assessment Act (Envision Utah, 2016), the development of the legislative Local Food Advisory Council (2017), and programs headed by Salt Lake County government’s Urban Farming division all point to the increased government stakeholder interest in developing an urban agriculture path to feeding the 1/3 of Utah’s population living in Salt Lake County.
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    Cohort 1 began two main explorations into the social realms of urban agriculture. The first of which was a qualitative look at the "urban agriculture vision" for Salt Lake City and the surrounding area. This included interviews of many key entities in the urban agriculture community, including local and state governments, urban growers, suppliers, and more. This effort was spearheaded by Nathan Jellen. Nathan's time on the project was cut short due to personal commitments and he did was project ended before the summer of 2017.
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    Subtopics: Urban Agriculture Social Network Analysis (SNA)
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    Cohort 1 began two main explorations into the social realms of urban agriculture. The first of which was a qualitative look at the "urban agriculture vision" for Salt Lake City and the surrounding area. This included interviews of many key entities in the urban agriculture community, including local and state governments, urban growers, suppliers, and more. This effort was spearheaded by Nathan Jellen. Nathan's time on the project was cut short due to personal commitments and he did was project ended before the summer of 2017.
    The other social research aspect conducted in Cohort 1 involved a social network analysis. More on thiwCohort 2 currently has no students currently studying the social realms of urban agriculture
    Subtopics: Urban Agriculture Social Network Analysis (SNA)

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    The urban agriculture network is filled with a diverse set of stakeholders. Micro farmers, legacy farmers, market managers, government agencies, infrastructure suppliers, non-profits, community gardens, and emergency food services are just a few. Olivia is conducting a social network analysis of the urban agriculture network in Salt Lake County.
    Researchers:Olivia Juarez (Cohort 1)
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    (insert general paragraph about social research here. What is the purpose of investigating this aspect of social component of UA? What are some examples?)
    The urban agriculture network is filled with a diverse set of stakeholders. Micro farmers, legacy farmers, market managers, government agencies, infrastructure suppliers, non-profits, community gardens, and emergency food services are just a few. Olivia is conducting a social network analysis of the urban agriculture network in Salt Lake County.
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