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

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

  1. 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. 2. What is urban agriculture? An “umbrella” term to describe arange of food growing practices from backyard gardens to urban farms.
  3. 3. Home Gardens(What) Small-scale(Where) Residences(Who) Residents(Why) Personal consumption or donation.
  4. 4. Community Gardens(What) Smaller-scale(Where) Neighborhood serving(Who) Individuals and families(Why) Personal consumption or donation.
  5. 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. 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. 7. Resources
  8. 8. Model Lease ,Model Land Use Policies Rules & Agreements
  9. 9. Heather Wooten, MCPhwooten@phlpnet.orgwww.phlpnet.org

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