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Seeding the City

Land use policies to promote urban agriculture

Food & Beverages

Communities around the country are looking to promote healthier eating by encouraging urban agriculture, especially through backyard gardens, community gardens, and urban farms.

“Urban agriculture” refers to a wide range of activities involving the raising, cultivation, processing, marketing, and distribution of food in urban areas.

ChangeLab Solutions developed this toolkit to provide a framework and model language for land use policies that local policymakers can tailor to promote and sustain urban agriculture in their communities.