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        Your City, Your Food

        This QUEST classroom activity guides students through the process of finding a location for a community garden. Using the map and community expert cards provided, students will come to understand the physical and social factors required to create a successful urban agricultural space.

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        Community Garden Map

        At the start of this activity ask students to carefully consider the differences between each garden location on this map. If students are working individually, they can take notes about each location. If they are working in groups, they can debate their choices, each student taking the role of one of the experts. Open activity tab below for more instructions.

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        Community Expert: City Council Member

        Students “consult” a city council member by reading the information on this infographic. Each infographic contains a description of the expert’s role in the community and information about each of the three potential garden locations based on his or her expertise. Students can use this information to choose a location for their community garden. Open activity tab below for more instructions.

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        Community Expert: Local Resident

        Students “consult” a local resident by reading the information on this infographic. Each infographic contains a description of the expert’s role in the community and information about each of the three potential garden locations based on his or her expertise. Students can use this information to choose a location for their community garden. Open activity tab below for more instructions.

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        Community Expert: Urban Farmer

        Students “consult” an urban farmer by reading the information on this infographic. Each infographic contains a description of the expert’s role in the community and information about each of the three potential garden locations based on his or her expertise. Students can use this information to choose a location for their community garden. Open activity tab below for more instructions.

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        Community Expert: District Police Department

        Students “consult” the District Police Department by reading the information on this infographic. Each infographic contains a description of the expert’s role in the community and information about each of the three potential garden locations based on his or her expertise. Students can use this information to choose a location for their community garden. Open activity tab below for more instructions.

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        Community Expert: Department of Public Utilities

        Students “consult” the Department of Public Utilities by reading the information on this infographic. Each infographic contains a description of the expert’s role in the community and information about each of the three potential garden locations based on his or her expertise. Students can use this information to choose a location for their community garden. Open activity tab below for more instructions.

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