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Suzanne Mills-Wasniak spoke on "Vacant to Vibrant in Dayton, Ohio."
With over six thousand vacant properties within the City of Dayton, Ohio, there was the need to explore new options to revitalize the properties. Some of the properties could be held in a land bank; some combined into larger tracts; and some used for urban agriculture. Thus the "vacant to Vibrant" Urban Agriculture Pilot Project between the City of Dayton and the Ohio State University Extension Montgomery County was conceived.
The presentation was part of the Local Food Systems Conference held at the Toledo Hilton. The conference aimed to bring together both academics and practitioners to share their knowledge, experience, and expertise with regard to developing and maintaining local food systems in old industrial regions.