Date of Award


Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science


Geography and Planning

Advisor/Committee Chair

David Lewis

Committee Member

John Pipkin


As we live in a society completely dependent on oil and its products, the contradictions within this self destructive system begin to unfold. Petroleum, its acquisition, and the products created with it, have been proven to cause unmanageable effects on a worldwide scale. As our natural resources become more finite, contributing to global and local inequities through widespread competition, the need for change is apparent. By introducing local farming initiatives, the creation, distribution, and usage of these products becomes obsolete through the elimination of demand and necessity. Sustainable urban agriculture is therefore presented as a tangible solution to the problem at hand. Local governmental policy remains the best and most effective way to work toward change for a future in sustainable agriculture. 2

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Geography Commons