EDIS Update: How to Establish an Urban Agriculture Ordinance

Between 2008 and 2013, there was an increase of 2 million community gardens, 4 million home gardens, and 6 million households who reported participating in food gardening in the United States. Such an increase of urban food systems faces an element traditional agriculture generally does not: municipal ordinances.

This EDIS Update focuses on a recent publication entitled How to Establish an Urban Agriculture Ordinance to address a process of how to create ordinances for the recent increase of food systems across Florida.

This document will be beneficial to Extension agents who would like to integrate community-based food initiatives in their Extension programming to help them identify the most appropriate type of initiative for their specific area, audience, and situation. In addition, this information can help local governments, food policy councils, and interested citizens understand how to implement an urban agriculture ordinance in their area by providing examples and associated resources for building a local coalition to foster a successful project relevant to their situation and goals.

To read and download the EDIS document follow this link.

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