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Community gardens, Urban community development -- Oregon -- East Portland, Sustainable urban development


The project’s ultimate goal was to create at least 5 new community garden sites in the city of Portland for people to grow their own culturally relevant foods. To focus on parts of the city with some of the highest equity and food security needs, Agate chose to narrow the project scope to neighborhood areas located east of SE 57th Ave. Through direct engagement with the community, the team developed a site inventory for new potential community garden locations, as well as recommendations for optimal garden management, inclusion, and longevity. The community gardens are expected to be established by APANO near the end of 2024.


Gathering Gardens was prepared by Agate Planning Associates (Agate) in partnership with APANO. Agate is a student team formed as part of Portland State University's Master of Urban and Regional Planning workshop project. Workshop is the final capstone project where graduate students partner with a client to conduct a planning project. It traditionally involves working closely with community stakeholders and local government officials to identify key issues, gather data, analyze existing conditions, and develop planning strategies, resulting in a detailed planning report that includes final recommendations.


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Jun 27 2024