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

2008

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http://www.lgc.org/wordpress/docs/freepub/community_design/fact_sheets/community_gardens_cs.pdf

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.