22 May '11, 6pm

New Boom for Real Estate: Community Gardens #gardens #communitygardens

New Boom for Real Estate: Community Gardens #gardens #communitygardens

The benefits of growing your own food in terms of health, economics and improved community relations have begun to stick. Farmers markets continue to pop up across the country at incredible rates, community supported agriculture (CSA) programs are ever more numerous with ever-longer waiting lists, and the idea of city farming is no longer just an idea. People are itching with spring fever, excited about putting seeds in the ground and starting a garden plot of their own. In many cities, this had led to a whole new form of land use competition, as people who don't own land of their own struggle to find a garden plot. The increased level of participation in city farming has filled many urban community garden plots, with long waiting lists to boot. Michael Levenson, executive director of City Farmer in Vancouver , says, "The more multi-family homes in the city, the more peopl...

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