Examples of Urban Agriculture
Urban Agriculture in Eugene
Urban agriculture is everywhere in Eugene and of growing importance recently. Food growing gardens vary: from individually owned planting strips to cooperatively run neighborhood gardens; from publicly owned and operated community gardens to private small acreage farms within the city. Fresh local food can be grown most anywhere in Eugene. The examples below are organized by how they are owned and operated.
Publicly Owned and Publicly Operated
The City of Eugene Community Gardens program provides opportunities to over 300 community members annually to rent a garden plot and have access to land, tools, irrigation, compost, and leaf mulch.
Publicly Owned and Privately Operated
Eugene is home to numerous large scale gardens that are located on public land but managed by a private entity, such as a non-profit or community group. Examples of this type of operation include:
Privately Owned and Privately Operated
A growing method of developing urban gardens is on privately owned property and operated by private organizations such as non-profits and neighborhood associations. These can be open to membership, open to all, or be dedicated to serve the needs of a targeted group.