Operating a small farm in an urban setting comes with a unique set of challenges. We're here to help navigate barriers and support the efforts of our local farmers. 

If you are farming within Tarrant County, we want to hear from you! Contact Us.

Fort Worth Urban Agriculture Ordinance, passed August 2016

Urban Ag

Volunteers build backyard garden beds with a northside family in partnership with Northside Inter-Community Agency (NICA).

Building relationships with​ leaders of community gardens in our area, we've helped provide resources and networking opportunities. Members of this group are also available to answer questions about starting new community gardens.


Noticing a shortage of information on gardening suitable for North Texas' unique climate, the group's first initiative was to develop a simple curriculum for beginning gardeners on a budget. The result is a curriculum with 4 sets of easy lessons to get a garden started and thriving.

Download our lesson plans on: 


Composting & Soil

 Planning & Planting

    Tending & Harvesting

  Container Gardening

Read our Report on a pilot of the curriculum with Northside Inter-Community Agency last spring.

Looking to increase access to fresh, healthy produce, this working group  develops programs to support community, school, and backyard gardens as well as urban agriculture initiatives. 

Broadly, the plans for the next few years include:

  • Reducing barriers for gardeners, small farmers and food producers grow on available land and bring their products to market.
  • Providing support and promotion for mobile markets and carts.  
  • Providing training to encourage more people to grow food, especially through youth development programs. 


February 2017            August 2017

March 2017                September 2017 

April 2017                   October 2017

May 2017                   November 2017

June 2017                  December 2017

July 2017                    February 2018

March 2018                April 2018

CGUA Newsletter

Have questions about how to start your own garden or where to find gardening resources near you?

Check out our resource page or our NEW Anti-Vandalism Handout!

Backyard Gardens 

Community Gardens


Community Gardens & Urban Agriculture (CGUA) Working Group Overview

If you live, work, learn, or play in Tarrant County you are welcome to visit any of our working groups or open meetings. Please visit our Events page for details.