Urban Agriculture: A Tool for Creating Economic Development and Healthy Communities in Prince George's County, MD

Research and Demographic Studies

Urban Agriculture: A Tool for Creating Economic Development and Healthy Communities in Prince George's County, MD

Title:

Urban Agriculture: A Tool for Creating Economic Development and Healthy Communities in Prince George's County, MD

Author:

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Prince George's County Planning Department

Publication Date:
09/01/2012
Source of Copies:

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Number of Pages:
168
Issuu Document Name:
urban_agriculture_report

This report introduces the concept of urban agriculture, presents its characteristics, and discusses its relationship to food system planning, sustainability, and public health. A sample of innovative community-based urban agriculture projects around the nation and in Prince George’s County serves to show the hands-on implementation of the concept. Planning and public policy for urban agriculture are discussed along with possible actions that planners and policy makers may take to support it. This is supplemented by the nation’s best local government practices for incorporating urban agriculture into urban and suburban areas. Guided by the experience of other jurisdictions, specific policy recommendations suited to Prince George’s County are developed and presented along with strategies in the concluding chapter of the report.

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