Cultivating Community Gardens: The Role of Local Government in Creating Healthy, Livable Neighborhoods



Urban Agriculture

This paper from the Local Government Commission offers case studies, best management practices, resources, and tools for policymakers regarding creative, cost-effective solutions that reduce barriers and facilitate the creation of community garden programs. It focuses on creating community garden programs that cam most effectively strengthen their communities by including a diverse group of stakeholders, including low-income or disadvantaged populations; providing community social spaces; offering educational and vocational skills training; allowing for sales of produce; and encouraging donation of surplus produce to food shelters.