Community gardens

Since 1972, The Trust for Public Land has created, protected, or restored 130 special places throughout the 10 Bay Area counties, totaling 130,000 acres.

New York’s city-owned vacant lots and established community gardens offer the city an opportunity to address open-space inadequacy in the very inner-city neighborhoods where green space is in shortest supply. Using these resources to create open space should be a matter of public policy in New York, as it is in many other cities, including Boston, Seattle, Chicago, and Philadelphia.

A Conversation with Alice Waters