Urban & Community-Based Ag: Growing the Movement, Cultivating Policy Change3

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Urban & Community-Based Ag: Growing the Movement, Cultivating Policy Change3

  1. 1. U.S. EPABrownfields Program Emeryville, CA Greenbelt Project
  2. 2. Brownfields DefinitionReal property, where theexpansion or reuse maybe complicated by thepresence or potentialpresence of hazardoussubstances, petroleumproducts or property thatis a mine-scarred land Emeryville before redevelopment 2
  3. 3. Benefits of Urban Ag on a Brownfield1. Increases property values, sense of community2. Increases infiltration of rainwater, decreases soil erosion3. Reduces waste by reuse of organic material4. Increases physical activity and educates new gardeners 3
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  6. 6. Urban Ag Handbooks 6 6
  7. 7. EPA Brownfield Grants and Technical Assistance Yearly Grant Cycle for Assessment & Cleanup Targeted Brownfield Assessments EPA contractor
  8. 8. Contact InfoSara RussellBrownfields Grants ManagerEPA Region 9(415) 972-3218russell.sara@epa.govwww.epa.gov/region9/brownfields 7www.epa.gov/brownfields/urbanag 8

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