Community Gardens & Urban Farms
Community gardens are spaces or smaller-scale urban agriculture sites where organizations, families and individuals can come together to grow food to eat or, in some cases, to donate; whereas urban farms grow produce on a larger scale for sale. Community gardens and urban farms are a form of urban agriculture. This refers to the wide array of activities that involve raising, cultivating, processing, marketing and distributing food in urban areas.
Not all communities have the same food environments. Some communities have very little healthy food options in their food environment and that’s a problem. Making it easier to eat healthy by increasing access to healthy foods creates healthier communities
Benefits Of Urban Agriculture
Urban agriculture in its many forms benefits communities in many ways.
Discover Community Gardens/Urban Farms Near You
Locations identified on the Healthy HotSpot map are making healthy living easier for local residents by increasing availability and access to affordable, fresh and healthy foods.
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Become a Recognized Healthy HotSpot
To become a recognized organization or community with a community garden or urban farm, email [email protected] for more information.