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Encouraging Urban Agriculture through Innovative Public Policy

Urban agriculture is hot. With limited space and high food prices, people are looking to their homes, yards, empty lots, containers, and various unusual places to grow their own food. Public policy has lagged behind, but is starting to catch up. The recent passage of the California Neighborhood Food Act removes some barriers. The Urban Agriculture Incentive Zones Act encourages people to farm on empty lots in participating California cities and counties. Assembly Bill 1990 creates new pathways for some urban produce growers to sell food to restaurants and cottage food operations. This session will explore these laws, the challenges of creating policy, and more.

 

Track and Session Info

Track: 
Activists
Session: 
D | 10:30 am

Date and Location

Location: 
Scripps
Day: 
Friday
Presenter(s): 

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