Sioux Falls' planning coalition to expand food access with urban farming

Sioux Falls city officials are partnering with a group of organizations to create a coalition aimed at expanding food access within the city.

The Sioux Falls Urban Agriculture Coalition will also "support sustainable, economic, and educational opportunities involving urban agriculture and innovative technologies in urban farming within Sioux Falls," according to a release from the city.

Involved parties include the South Dakota Department of Health's Child and Family Services, Minnehaha Conservation District, Fruit of the Coop, Tillford Rye Farm, IronFox Farm, and Dakota Rural Action.

"Growing our own food is one tool we have to fight challenges in food access priority areas," stated Public Health Prevention Coordinator Shelby Kommes in the release. "Urban agriculture can be used to get nutritious foods into the hands of our community members."

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