Urban Agriculture: A Tool for Creating Economic Development and Healthy Communities in Prince George's County, MD
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Prince George's County Planning Department
Source of Copies
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Research and Demographic Study
Number of Pages
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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