Increase urban agriculture, gardening and other backyard agricultural practices.


AG-7.1 Identify and reduce zoning obstacles for urban agricultural practices, such as vertical and rooftop farming, growing and selling produce and keeping chickens and/or beehives. Steps to reduce obstacles include:

  • Amending zoning codes to allow for specific agricultural animals in residential districts
  • Establishing a pilot permit program to incrementally increase the number of agricultural animals
  • Explicitly excluding agricultural activities in nuisance laws and aesthetic regulations

IMPLEMENTERS: local governments

AG-7.2 Establish local networks of urban agriculture practitioners to share resources, knowledge and best practices.

IMPLEMENTERS: extension offices, agricultural industry