Knox County Health Department Community Garden

Location
Knox County, Tennessee
Organization(s)
Knox County Health Department; Healthy Kids Healthy Communities Coalition

The purpose of this HIA was to inform policy decisions related to the placement and maintenance of community gardens in Knox County Tennessee. The HIA was used to educate policy makers about why certain communities might be better suited for a gardens. Although zoning can have a major effect on the placement of community gardens, not all zoning codes will support the placement of a garden, especially within city limits.

Outcome

Upon presentation of the HIA report, the zoning was changed to support the placement of gardens in designated areas of Knox County.

At a Glance

Status
Complete
Decision-Level
County
Sector
Built Environment
Organization type
Government Agency
Length
One year