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Just came across this article by Liz Whitehurst about a mapping project of community garden sites across Washington, DC.

Growing possibilities: A new census of community gardens

December 7, 2009 | By Liz Whitehurst 

“A squadron of bicyclists armed with satellite mapping instruments swept through the District this summer on a unique mission: locate all of the city’s community gardens and interview garden managers for the first ever census of community gardens here.

There are nearly 40 community gardens in DC, but until now, there has been no readily available estimate of the square footage of public land being cultivated for food in the District of Columbia, nor is there a coordinated land management strategy citywide. These are among the issues this census, undertaken by the Neighborhood Farm Initiative, was intended to address.”

For the full article, click here.

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