Q - Do you see the community gardens as a victim of their own success in that they have helped regenerate areas and then the land the gardens are built on have more value and are sold?
A - Yes, the gardens could be seen as being victims of their own success. Often the improvement of the vacant lot spurs other neighborhood improvements physical, social and economic. A good study of the increase in adjacent property values by community gardens was done by the Furman Center at NYU.
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