Public Produce

Cultivating Our Parks, Plazas, and Streets for Healthier Cities

  • Darrin Nordahl

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 171-204

About this book


Why plant trees that only provide shade when they could yield fruit as well? Why not take advantage of sunny patches at the outskirts of parking lots to grow carrots and strawberries, free for the harvesting? The idea that public land could be used creatively to grow fresh food for local citizens was beginning to gain traction when Public Produce was first published in 2009, but there were few concrete examples of action. Today, things are different: fruits and vegetables are thriving in parks, plazas, along our streets, and around our civic buildings. This revised edition profiles numerous communities and community officials that are rethinking the role of public space in cities, and how our most revered urban gathering spots might nourish both body and soul. Taking readers from inspiration to implementation, Public Produce is chock full of tantalizing images and hearty lessons for bringing agriculture back into our cities.


Planning Produce Public spaces Urban Agriculture

Authors and affiliations

  • Darrin Nordahl
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  1. 1.RosevilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Darrin Nordahl 2014
  • Publisher Name Island Press, Washington, DC
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-59726-867-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-61091-550-2
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