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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 
Subject Urban Agriculture 
Publication Date September 2012  
Source of Copies The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 
Category Research and Demographic Study 
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Number of Pages 168
Abstract 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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