We recently ran into a fun blog post from last fall where the author calculates the number of parking lots (“If a parking spot spends most of its time occupied by an empty motor vehicle does that make it a vacant lot?”) it would take to make 596 acres:
“According to my (unscientific) data collection efforts, the average parking space occupies (conservatively) 90 square feet (6 feet wide by 15 feet long). So you’d need to repurpose 484 on-street spots to gain an acre of farmland – or 288,464 spots to get 596 acres.”
Where else do we have 596 acres of potential gardens and growing areas? Rooftops? Train stations? Empty condos?