In cities across the United States and beyond, urban agriculture has brought diverse urban communities together, humanized vacant and derelict sites, grown nutritious produce that reduces household food expenses, and provided valuable job training and educational opportunities. Prompted by a need to address the growing number of residents raising chickens, city officials and community members of Brockton, Massachusetts, are interested in strategies for implementing, supporting, and regulating sustainable urban agriculture.

This plan evaluates the benefits of and obstacles to urban agriculture in Brockton, explores community visions of what urban agriculture could look like in Brockton, and ends with recommendations to help the community coordinate agriculture-related efforts and develop sound policy supporting urban agriculture.

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