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Dig, Eat, and Be Healthy A Guide to Growing Food on Public Property

This guide aims to bring attention to the significant potential of growing food on public land and its impact on local food systems. The guide presents tools and ideas for community groups and organizations to access public land through outlining opportunities, describing typical agreements, explaining common components of those agreements and introducing the specific relationship of growing on school property. The guide presents a legal and policy based framework for establishing urban agriculture on private property with the hope of diversifying local food production.


Community Growing

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Ben Winig, Heather Wooten


ChangeLab Solutions

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