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July 23, 2021 - Harrisburg, PA

ADVISORY - Secretary of Agriculture: Agriculture is Changing the Trajectory for Pennsylvania's Urban Spaces

From Reading to Lancaster on Monday, Pittsburgh on Tuesday, and Philadelphia on Thursday, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding traveled Pennsylvania this week to visit the urban agriculture operations that are directly addressing food insecurity, improving quality of life, and infusing revenue into cities across the commonwealth.

"This week I had the incredible opportunity to travel the state and meet inspirational people who saw a connection between agriculture and art, agriculture and science, agriculture and food, and agriculture and humanity," said Redding. "Agriculture has the power to transform - to bring communities together and bring all walks of life to the same table.

"Every Pennsylvanian - regardless of zip code, or citizenship, or nationality - deserves access to fresh and nutritious food. We are all created equally, but our access to food is not. Urban agriculture is changing that by bridging the divide for those who have had no access for too long. Urban agriculture is planting seeds of hope for a prosperous future."