10 Best Cities for Urban Gardens

With the most community gardens per capita, these places make growing your own food easy.

| Novemer/December 2010

  • Baltimore Master Gardeners community garden
    Photo Courtesy University of Maryland Extension Service
  • The Louisville, Kentucky, Jefferson County Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden
    Photo Courtesy Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service
  • Rows of plants at the Louisville, Kentucky, Jefferson County Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden
    Photo Courtesy Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service
  • Community gardens in Portland, Oregon, help educate kids and grow fresh produce for local hunger-relief agencies.
    Photo Courtesy Portland Parks and Recreation

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.

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