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The City of Cleveland  Department of Economic Development      GrowingOpportunities: Small Farms, Slow Food,  Co-ops, Farm...
Local Food   Part of “Sustainable Cleveland 2019”   Defined as “Production, process, distribution    and consumption wit...
Zoning   “Chickens and Bees” Legislation    • Allows citizens to raise up to 6 chickens, small      animals and up to 2 b...
Zoning   Agriculture and Farm Stands in    Residential Districts    • Permits agriculture      as a principal use of     ...
Zoning   Urban Garden Zoning District    • One of the nation’s first ordinances allowing      Cleveland to zone land excl...
Urban Agriculture    Innovation Zone   6 Acres of City Landbank Property    (planned 26 acre Urban Ag development)   Par...
Urban AgricultureInnovation Zone   Received first Federal Agriculture Grant    for an Urban area $740,000   Received Fir...
Urban AgricultureInnovation Zone              Landbank Lots in Purple              Red Box is the Innovation            ...
Urban Agriculture Zone      Plan for the 26 acre site
Urban Agriculture Zone Rid-all Green PartnershipNorthSectionof theUrbanAgDistrict                 Aquaponics, Indoor      ...
Urban Agriculture ZoneGreenhouse Training Program                                       Next expansion                   ...
City Incentives-    Contracting   Local Producer or Food Purchaser Incentive     • A 2% Bid Discount on City contracts fo...
City Incentives-    Gardening for Greenbacks   Up to $5,000 grants to    encourage urban agriculture    entrepreneurs   ...
Green City GrowersCooperative   An Evergreen    Cooperative   6 acre greenhouse   Will grow lettuces    and basil   42...
Green City GrowersCooperative • $ 8,000,000 HUD 108 • $   220,900 City Grant for Planning • $   400,000 Deferred Developer...
Cleveland Crops   Collaboration between the OSU Cooperative    Extension Service and the Cuyahoga County    Board of Deve...
City of ClevelandTracey NicholsDirectorDept. of Economic Development(216) 664-3611tnichols2@city.cleveland.oh.us
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Tracey Nichols, Director of the City of Cleveland Department of Economic Development, spoke at the International Economic Development Council Leadership Summit on January 28, 2013. Director Nichols served on a panel titled "Growing Opportunities: Small Farms, Slow Food, Co-Ops, Farmer Markets and Sustainable Farming." Be sure to follow us on SlideShare to view presentations by our staff from their speaking engagements.

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  1. 1. The City of Cleveland Department of Economic Development GrowingOpportunities: Small Farms, Slow Food, Co-ops, Farmers Markets andSustainable Farming January 28, 2013
  2. 2. Local Food Part of “Sustainable Cleveland 2019” Defined as “Production, process, distribution and consumption within a 100 mile radius” Innovative policies and Programs Helps to address “Food deserts” Cleveland has more than 200 Community Gardens, 12 Farmer’s markets, 20 Urban Farms and Market Gardens and 25 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA’s) Programs
  3. 3. Zoning “Chickens and Bees” Legislation • Allows citizens to raise up to 6 chickens, small animals and up to 2 beehives on small vacant lots and backyard areas • Requires bi-annual licensing by the Health Department Example: Intercontinental Hotel has a beehive on the roof for its restaurant
  4. 4. Zoning Agriculture and Farm Stands in Residential Districts • Permits agriculture as a principal use of a vacant lot in a residential district • Allows sale of produce from farm stands in residential districts with Neighborhood Farm Stand approval from Board of Zoning Appeals
  5. 5. Zoning Urban Garden Zoning District • One of the nation’s first ordinances allowing Cleveland to zone land exclusively for Urban Garden use • Previously Urban Gardens were considered “Temporary Uses”, which discouraged permanent investment in infrastructure • Recognizes Urban Gardening as “Highest and Best Use” for some areas
  6. 6. Urban Agriculture Innovation Zone 6 Acres of City Landbank Property (planned 26 acre Urban Ag development) Partnering with the OSU Cooperative Extension and Burten Bell Carr Neighborhood CDC Worked with Ohio EPA to develop new standards for agricultural use Cooperative Extension used grants to fence area, bring in soil as needed and provide a large community storage shed
  7. 7. Urban AgricultureInnovation Zone Received first Federal Agriculture Grant for an Urban area $740,000 Received First State of Ohio Agriculture Grant for an Urban Area $100,000 Each farmer receives a lease for ¼ acre site plus instruction City allows water use (from hydrants) for 2 years- then must pay for a meter and tie in
  8. 8. Urban AgricultureInnovation Zone  Landbank Lots in Purple  Red Box is the Innovation Zone- fully leased  Land has been acquired for Gateway signage and landscaping along Kinsman  Funding obtained for a demonstration kitchen- Bridgeport Place
  9. 9. Urban Agriculture Zone Plan for the 26 acre site
  10. 10. Urban Agriculture Zone Rid-all Green PartnershipNorthSectionof theUrbanAgDistrict Aquaponics, Indoor gardens, composting and youth education
  11. 11. Urban Agriculture ZoneGreenhouse Training Program  Next expansion  Parcels are being acquired  $800,000 total cost  25 jobs to beWill include a Food PrepKitchen, a Retail Store, Interior createdUrban Gardens, a 2ndAquaponics system and  Hope to begintraining for careers in Urban construction inAgriculture 2013
  12. 12. City Incentives- Contracting Local Producer or Food Purchaser Incentive • A 2% Bid Discount on City contracts for: – Companies that buy at least 20 percent of contract totals from regional growers – Local producers which grow food in the region – Companies located anywhere which purchase at least 20 percent of the amount of their City contract from local producers – Example: City Hall Cafeteria Contract
  13. 13. City Incentives- Gardening for Greenbacks Up to $5,000 grants to encourage urban agriculture entrepreneurs Partner with Cooperative Extension for “Market Garden Training” Must show ability to sell to Farmer’s Markets, CSA’s, Local Restaurants, etc. 2012- CoBank, AgriBank and Farm Credit Mid- America provided a 3 year grant to fund the program $135,000
  14. 14. Green City GrowersCooperative An Evergreen Cooperative 6 acre greenhouse Will grow lettuces and basil 42 new FTE employees to be created Employees will become worker- owners A majority of the employees will be neighborhood residents Largest customers who were formerly are local institutions incarcerated
  15. 15. Green City GrowersCooperative • $ 8,000,000 HUD 108 • $ 220,900 City Grant for Planning • $ 400,000 Deferred Developer Fees • $ 150,000 Predevelopment Grant • $ 4,700,000 New Market Tax Credit Equity • $ 2,000,000 HUD Brownfield Economic Development Initiative Grant •$ 200,000 EDA Working Capital • $ 1,400,000 Evergreen Fund • $17,070,900 Total Project
  16. 16. Cleveland Crops Collaboration between the OSU Cooperative Extension Service and the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities Currently 20 adults working on 6 gardens Constructing an Agricultural Education Center with greenhouse, hoop houses, refrigerated storage, a commercial kitchen for year round farming and employment Goal is 100 adults working
  17. 17. City of ClevelandTracey NicholsDirectorDept. of Economic Development(216) 664-3611tnichols2@city.cleveland.oh.us
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