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

Summary

Understand potential partners and agreements when seeking access to public land for growing food.

Growing a school garden often is a popular part of greening a schoolyard; however, special consideration is needed to access public land for growing food. Fresh, healthy meals are just the beginning–growing food on public property can also promote civic participation, public safety, food literacy, job skills, and urban greening – in short, creating healthier, more vibrant communities. This guide provides information, examples and considerations for working with public agencies, demystifying common types of agreements,, and developing partnerships with public schools.

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Ben Winig, Heather Wooten

ChangeLab Solutions

PUBLICATION DATE

2013

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