GROWING FOOD In Public Spaces - A Start up Guide

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 20:00 -- Thompson Shuswap

What is Public Produce?

The term “Public Produce” refers to edible plants such as fruit and nut bearing trees and shrubs as well as vegetables and herbs that are grown in a public space and are freely accessible to the public, according to Wikipedia.

Public Produce is different from traditional community gardens. Vegetables and fruit grown in community gardens are generally for those who tend the garden and not for public consumption.

On the other hand, Public Produce is usually grown in true public space such as in parks, town squares, along the street, or on the grounds of public institutions such as city halls, courthouses, libraries, churches, schools and universities.

Urban forests could easily be transformed into permanent edible public produce sites by replacing ornamentals with fruit and nut bearing trees and shrubs.

Public Produce sites that utilize such permanent edible trees and shrubs are particularly suited to new urban developments. ( this is an excerpt from page 11 of the 81 page document)

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Public Produce: Growing Food in Public Spaces A Start Up Guide

Elaine Sedgman, MG 2013

Design, plan graphic drawings, plan colour renderings, and photographs are by author unless otherwise indicated.

Kamloops Public Produce logo design by Emily Hope

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