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10 Best Cities for Urban Gardens

With the most community gardens per capita, these places make growing your own food easy.
By Jessica C. Wakeman
Novemer/December 2010
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Community gardens in Portland, Oregon, help educate kids and grow fresh produce for local hunger-relief agencies.
Photo Courtesy Portland Parks and Recreation

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In densely populated cities, some better known for high crime rates or snowy winters, communities are designing public gardens where neighbors work together to produce fresh food. Many gardens grow food for those in need and offer youth programs; some have been credited with reducing crime rates. Join in the fun if you live in one of these places, or start your own community garden to get your city on next year’s list.

These 10 cities make urban gardening simple with the most community gardens per capita, according to the Trust for Public Land, a nonprofit land conservation organization.

Find out which 10 cities have the most urban gardens per capita! 

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