Urban Growth is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable farming. Our mission is to promote the application of hydroponics in urban environments. Urban Growth is incubating a forwarding-thinking, urban farming future with hands-on educational programs for youth, adults, and communities. Our classroom-based MicroFarms and large-scale community MacroFarms serve as a models for sustainable and efficient food production. Our vision is to make fresh and nutritious food accessible to everyone.


In 2013, three lifelong friends from South Bay San Diego with a passion for urban farming began noticing a lack of accessible fresh produce in their community. In 2015, they launched Urban Growth with the goal of bringing agriculture back into urban areas through hydroponic farming. Urban Growth launched its first MacroFarm program in 2017, and piloted a school-based MicroFarm program in 2018.