In most cities, current regulations permit urban farming in industrial area, while many prime ag sites may be in residential or commercial areas. The SF ordinance opens up urban farming and produce sales in these areas under certain conditions (click here or the image at left to watch the video of the jam-packed hearing at the Planning Commission). Bay Localize and the SF Urban Ag Alliance are championing the measure to make urban farming more economically viable, to increase greenspace around the city, and create stronger connections between residents and healthy food.
This ordinance will soon go before the Board of Supervisors. If you are a San Francisco resident and are interested in stay updated or lending your support at a future event, please e-mail Leah. With the contagious enthusiasm everyone is having for urban ag, Bay Localize is excited to engage with other communities to ensure it catches on around the Bay Area!