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Urban & Community Based Urban Ag Growing The Movement, Cultivating Policy Change

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  • 1. Seeding the City:Land Use Policies to Promote Urban Agriculture Heather Wooten, MCP hwooten@phlpnet.org This powerpoint was developed by PHLP for viewing and educational purposes only. © PHLP 2011
  • 2. What is urban agriculture? An “umbrella” term to describe arange of food growing practices from backyard gardens to urban farms.
  • 3. Home Gardens(What) Small-scale(Where) Residences(Who) Residents(Why) Personal consumption or donation.
  • 4. Community Gardens(What) Smaller-scale(Where) Neighborhood serving(Who) Individuals and families(Why) Personal consumption or donation.
  • 5. Urban Farms (What) Larger-scale/intensive (Where) Neighborhood or city-wide (Who) Organizations, private enterprise (Why) Entrepreneurial, growing for salePloughshares Nursery Veggielution (San Jose)
  • 6. What’s in the toolkit?A framework for UA land use policies Strategies for preserving land for UAOverview of laws affecting UA Model comprehensive plan policyModel zoning code Resources
  • 7. Resources
  • 8. Model Lease ,Model Land Use Policies Rules & Agreements
  • 9. Heather Wooten, MCPhwooten@phlpnet.orgwww.phlpnet.org