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Community Consultation for Best Community Uses Of Temporary Gardens On Private Vacant Lands

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Developing temporary, community-­based projects on private land presents unique challenges for all stakeholders involved

Prepared by Shifting Growth Garden Society
Vancouver, BC
2nd Ed. Oct 15, 2013

Excerpt:

Preface:

This Community Consultation for Best Community Uses of Temporary Gardens on Private Vacant Lands Best Practises paper is designed to assist community groups who would like to start a community garden on a private property. This paper was designed to communicate that proper community consultations enhance the long-­term value of development projects and properties. This paper focuses on community gardener organizations that are in the process of acquiring private, vacant properties, in order to create temporary community gardens, and outlines the processes of acquiring land, consulting with the community, educating and creating additional benefits for local community members, and relocating gardens to alternative sites.

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Save Hamtown Farms in Hamtramck Michigan

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See firefighters water the community garden

Excerpt from their funding site:

For more than 2 years Hamtown Farms, a community garden featuring raised beds and a significant fruit orchard (including the exotic pawpaw), has been dramatically reshaping the landscape of Hamtramck Michigan.

Launched in 2011 with full city support and overwhelming volunteer involvement, Hamtown Farms cleaned up 9 city-owned lots that had sat vacant, littered and neglected for nearly 40 years.

Farm organizers wished to buy the property from the very beginning, and the city depserately wanted to sell the property. Unfortunately all city-owned property in the south side of Hamtramck was frozen due to a lawsuit filed in the 1970’s.

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