Efforts to conserve privately owned land reaps benefits that spill over property boundaries, positively impacting the non-paying public. An effective way to to utilize private land for public use is to implement community gardens.
Why Community Gardens?
Local governments can promote community gardens as a valuable use of land on both public and private property.
Represent commitment to the community and neighboring cities.
Promote the role of public health in improving quality of life.
Offer a variety of resources and skill-building activities for participants.
Contribute to the use of open space, vacant lots, and public parks.
Empower residents to become more active in their communities.
Create gathering places that bring people across all boundaries together.