Productive placemaking is growing food, fiber, fuel, feed, and “farmaceuticals”, in underutilized public and civic spaces. These can be foodscapes (sites) and foodways (corridors of sites/community operated spaces).

community design

productive placemaking


community-operated space

patch level

site level




FoodPlaces ( is an online platform for planning foodscapes in underutilized public and civic spaces funded through a USDA Forest Service grant. It offers several tools and resources and hosts an online community of practice.