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From Neglected Parcels to Community Gardens: A Handbook


The purpose of this handbook is to guide community groups through the process of starting a community garden. The process is not formulaic and the information that follows is not meant to be exhaustive. However, the hope is that the following sections will prove helpful to the planning and development of your own ommunity’s garden.


Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Chronic Disease, Community Gardens, Healthy Food Access


Institutional Author:

Wasatch Community Gardens





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