In Cleveland there are 18,000 vacant lots (or ~3,500 acres of vacant land)

April 22, 2015

 

"Ohio State University researchers Sharanbir and Parwinder Grewal conducted a study to determine if Cleveland could achieve self-reliance in the provision of several key foods. In this city of ~400,00, there are more than 18,000 vacant lots,or about 3,500 acres of vacant land."

 

Masi, Brad; Fiskio, Janet; and Shammin, Md Rumi. "Urban Agriculture in Rust Belt Cities".Solutions. January-February 2014, Volume 5, Issue 1

 

Original source: Rokakis, J, Thriving Communities Institute. Interview, February 8, 2013.

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