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Success Stories about Brownfields and Land Revitalization Urban Agriculture Projects

Below are resources provided by successful local urban agriculture projects. Users can utilize these tools and guides in developing their own urban agriculture project.

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Baltimore, MD

Staff of the Center for a Livable Future at the Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health built a Maryland Food System Map. Brownfield and contaminated site data used in this map can be found on the website for the State of Maryland Department of the Environment's Land Restoration Program.

New Britain, CT

Urban Oaks Organic Farm - Learn about a Brownfield and abandoned greenhouses restored to growing and selling healthy local food.

Sacramento, CA

The Fremont Garden, located in one of the oldest Sacramento neighborhoods, was established as a garden in the 1960s. Learn more about that site and cleanup.

Saginaw, MI

Saginaw's Farmer's Market - Learn about two Brownfield reuses that can improve public health – a health facility and farmers market.

Somerville, MA

Allen Street Community Garden highlights the process to turn a Brownfield into a community garden in Somerville, Massachusetts.