Santa Clara Healthy Food Resources Survey

As a part of a larger study by ChangeLab Solutions, PlaceWorks identified the location, quantity, and characteristics of healthy food resources in Santa Clara County. We collected, categorized, and synthesized a wide variety of data sources, specifically school gardens, community gardens, community gardens, farmers markets, and community-supported agriculture. The resulting database helps the county identify gaps and barriers to accessing healthy food. The GIS-based maps and datasets we developed for this project were used to document existing conditions and create policy recommendations for the Santa Clara County General Plan Health Element.