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

Publisher: Change Lab Solutions

Author(s): Gladstone, Ellie, Hadwin, Angela, Chen, Lisa, Ackerman, Amy

Document Type: Guide

Format: Electronic

Free of cost: Yes


This guide provides consumers with the necessary tools to start growing food on public property. The guide includes opportunities to work with public agencies to identify suitable property, common types of agreements between food-growing groups and public entities, common provisions in agreements, special issues related to growing good, and sample agreements from real-world projects.

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Growing Food Connection Topic: community food connections, community food production

Main Food Topics: food access, food assistance, food availability, food distribution, food production, food system, gathering/foraging

Sub Food Topics: agricultural practices, buy local, community garden, farm, farm stand, farm to school, farmers market, food infrastructure, fruit, vegetables

Public Policy Topics: Non-binding policies, Plans, Programs, Public investment, Regulations/laws

Geographic Scale: County, Municipality, Neighborhood, Region, State/province, Suburban, Urban

Local government or Regional resource focus:

Does the resource address the food security needs of underserved populations in rural, suburban, or urban settings? YES