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Community Gardens

Places where many people can grow food together on the same piece of land
Best practices for sustainable agriculture

In many community gardens, individuals, families or groups have exclusive use of a garden plot or plots for the growing season. In others, garden plots are shared.

Community garden ownership models are quite varied. Many are owned and managed by non-profit organizations. Others are co-ops, or operated by private businesses. Some are managed by city parks departments or other institutional bodies.

Community gardens provide many benefits, especially in urban areas. These include:

Community gardens can help alleviate "food deserts" — areas where there is little availability of fresh, healthy food, especially in low-income, marginalized or under-served neighbourhoods.

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