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Urban Agriculture Report

“Urban agriculture contributes to the quality of life and the health of individuals, families, and the community as a whole. This Urban Agriculture report, produced as part of the Regional Growth Management Strategy, explores the benefits of community gardens, rooftop gardens (and green roofs), and backyard gardens as found in a literature review and survey. Since urban agriculture has the potential to impact the social, economic, and environmental aspects of a community, the benefits are outlined in relation to a healthy community framework, represented by the 3-circle diagram below. An inventory of urban agriculture activity in Waterloo Region is also provided.”

Publisher: Region of Waterloo Growth Management Strategy, 2005

Author: Mazereeuw, Bethany

Link: http://www.ediblestrategies.com/fsd/2005_Urban%20Ag%20Waterloo%20Feasibility.pdf

Category: Health

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