This resource guide contains valuable information that details a number of options for utilizing vacant land for urban agriculture, stormwater retention, and neighborhood beuatification. While focused on Cleveland, the lessons can apply to any urban center with under-utilized property. Contains both information and case studies of local heroes and their innovative approches to improving food access, neighborhood beautification, and ecological services.
Resources tagged as 'urban agriculture'
Presentation by Brad Masi to the Summit Urban Farming Initiative (SUFI), an project of OSU Extension in Summit County to train urban market gardeners in the City of Akron and its surroundings.
Identification of key areas of focus for increasing viability of urban agriculture in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County conducted by students at the Weatherhead School of Business. Key recommendations target land access, water access, education and training, and business viability.
A strategic plan for the re-utilization of vacant land in Cleveland, including use for urban agriculture.
A booklet that provides templates for designs and costs of different vacant land re-utilization scenarios.
An article that investigates the particular strengths of urban centers in stimulating local food system activity. Considers both vacant land re-utilization opportunities for urban agriculture and increasing market access for rural communities.