Establishing Protections for Community Gardens

Establishing Protections for Community Gardens

A fact sheet for advocates

Community gardens play a valuable role in creating healthier communities by increasing access to fresh produce and providing opportunities for residents to become more active. Local governments across the country are nurturing community gardens by providing financial support and adopting land use laws to encourage this type of land use.

To help advocates work with local governments to adopt these types of policies, we've developed this policy package that includes model language that can be incorporated into local land use guidelines. We also recommend that you look at our model policies, which can help advocates work with local governments to create and sustain these important neighborhood resources.

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