the return on investment of community gardens

Faith Lutheran Community Garden

Great blog by Susie Cochran of the Community Garden Council of Waterloo Region.

“I quantified five potential outputs of one form of urban agriculture (UA)—community gardens—and conducted a municipal-level return on investment (ROI) for a case study garden in Kitchener. I wanted to find out whether an ROI analysis was feasible with the data available, but also whether ROI was an effective way to communicate a community garden’s value. I found that my case study garden would be ROI-positive within three years of operation.”

Click here for a link to the blog.