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Community Gardens Attribute

Overview

Community gardens create opportunities for urban agriculture (Green Space). As with other types of open space, these gardens can also contribute to other goals, such as stormwater reduction (Stormwater). As part of a thriving local food system, community gardens can contribute to energy conservation by cutting energy consumption associated with transportation and storage needs for food distribution. Our standard for community gardens is derived from a citywide standard currently under consideration for inclusion in Madison's comprehensive plan. Applying it on a district level can ensure that community gardens will be equitably distributed throughout city.

Performance Standard

At least one community garden site per 2,000 residents.