Poster Title

Broccoli Price is Right

Presenter Information

Terion TaylorFollow

Grade Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Agriculture food environment

Institution

Kentucky State University

Department

The School of Agriculture, Food and the Environment, Kentucky State University

Abstract

Urban agriculture is the practice of cultivating, processing and distributing food in or around a town or city. For example, growing plants, crops and raising of animals around cities. The simple act of planting a garden can shape issues such as economics, health, and politics at the same time because food is an essential focal point of human activity. People in large cities or small towns use urban agriculture for multiple reasons such as: increasing food security, produces healthy food, fresh food, limiting food traveling distances, generates employment, recycles urban wastes, creates greenbelts, strengthens cities’ resilience to climate change as well as helping urban residents save money on food purchases. Urban agriculture can help families save money by saving gas going to the grocery store weekly and buying vegetables that could be grown at home. This savings money depends on which garden system is used. To determine if growing broccoli at home will be less expensive than buying fresh broccoli in Frankfort, KY area, budgets were conducted for growing broccoli either organically and conventionally in raised beds and in rows. Prices were collected from local and online stores. A goal is to grow broccoli at home on a low budget. Other data includes gathering prices from stores in Frankfort that sell fresh broccoli. Local stores for growing supplies and fresh broccoli included Lowes, Kroger, and Walmart among others. The at home budgets were compared to the store-bought prices. The hypotheses are that it will be cheaper to grow broccoli conventionally in a backyard than it is to buy fresh broccoli in a store and that growing conventional broccoli is cheaper than growing organic broccoli.

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Broccoli Price is Right

Urban agriculture is the practice of cultivating, processing and distributing food in or around a town or city. For example, growing plants, crops and raising of animals around cities. The simple act of planting a garden can shape issues such as economics, health, and politics at the same time because food is an essential focal point of human activity. People in large cities or small towns use urban agriculture for multiple reasons such as: increasing food security, produces healthy food, fresh food, limiting food traveling distances, generates employment, recycles urban wastes, creates greenbelts, strengthens cities’ resilience to climate change as well as helping urban residents save money on food purchases. Urban agriculture can help families save money by saving gas going to the grocery store weekly and buying vegetables that could be grown at home. This savings money depends on which garden system is used. To determine if growing broccoli at home will be less expensive than buying fresh broccoli in Frankfort, KY area, budgets were conducted for growing broccoli either organically and conventionally in raised beds and in rows. Prices were collected from local and online stores. A goal is to grow broccoli at home on a low budget. Other data includes gathering prices from stores in Frankfort that sell fresh broccoli. Local stores for growing supplies and fresh broccoli included Lowes, Kroger, and Walmart among others. The at home budgets were compared to the store-bought prices. The hypotheses are that it will be cheaper to grow broccoli conventionally in a backyard than it is to buy fresh broccoli in a store and that growing conventional broccoli is cheaper than growing organic broccoli.