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EPA: Urban Farm Business Plan Handbook

Partnership for Sustainable Communities

United States Environmental Protection Agency
September 2011
77 pages

The Urban Farm Business Plan Handbook provides a framework for any organization or community interested in developing an urban farm on cleaned brownfields or vacant lands, food access, or community development challenges. The handbook provides guidance on how to assemble marketing, operating, and financial strategies to communicate your urban farm project to potential partners and funders. Questionnaires related to each section as well as financial spreadsheets are also included in this toolkit.

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EPA: Brownfields and Urban Agriculture

Interim Guidelines for Safe Gardening Practices

United States Environmental Protection Agency
Summer 2011
22 pages

This report presents a process and set of recommendations for developing agricultural reuse projects on sites with an environmental history. Potential gardeners, state environmental agencies and regulators can use this process to determine how to address the risks inherent to redeveloping brownfields for agricultural reuses while being protective of human health.

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Colliers Wood City Farm is best in show at London’s City Harvest Festival

City Harvest Festival, London. See more photos from the event here.

You Local Guradian
26th September 2011


A farm in Colliers Wood has scooped the title of best in London for the second year running at a festival of city farming and community gardening.

Volunteers from Deen City Farm beat their nearest rivals Surrey Docks and attributed their victory to great teamwork and animal handling skills.

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Kentish Town City Farm, England

See this excellent film about what is accomplished on the farm. Link here.

A Farm in the Heart of Camden initiated in 1972

Kentish Town City Farm is an educational and recreational project that developed out of the needs of local people.

Initiated in 1972, through the medium of an existing community group, it has provided animals, gardening space, horse riding and a focus for youth education and community work for thousands of users per year.

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