Urban Agriculture

Agriculture Sustainability Institute at UC Davis releases resources for urban ag impacts

 The UC Sustainable Agriculture and Education Program and UC Agriculture and Natural Resource Division (UC ANR) are embarking on efforts to build capacity within UC ANR’s programs to serve urban farmers and urban agriculture policy makers.  Through a UC ANR competitive grant, UC SAREP created several resources to make current research on impacts accessible to urban agriculture practitioners.... Read more »

Cleveland Metropolitan School District and the FPC Explore School Gardening and Local Procurement for the Farm to School Initiative

Members of diverse community organizations met earlier this month on a sunny August morning to discuss the expansion of school gardening at Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) schools.... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

City of Cleveland Summary of Urban Agriculture and Green Space Policies

City of Cleveland Summary of Urban Agriculture and Green Space land use policies including:

 

  • Chicken and Bees ordinance
  • Urban Garden District Zoning
  • Urban Agriculture Overlay District (pending)
  • Agriculture in Residential Districts

 

Working Group(s): 
Land Use & Planning

Situating Food Symposium: Planning & Design for Urban Food Systems

November 8, 2013 - 2:00pm - November 9, 2013 - 8:00pm
Location: 
Knowlton Hall
275 West Woodruff Avenue
Columbus, OH

ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM

OBJECTIVE

Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Among Urban Gardeners in Cleveland

This presentation shares the results of a survey conducted by Dr. Punam Ohri-Vachaspati and Marisa Warrix of Ohio State Universoty Extension, Cuyahoga County in 1999-2000 of community gardeners in Cleveland.  Their research idenitifes the socio-economic background of Cleveland's community gardeners, fruit and vegetable consumption patterns among these residents, and common methods used for preparing fresh produce.

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

City of Euclid Resolution for Hen Pilot Program

Euclid City Council is considering a proposed resolution that would create a hen pilot program for five families to each raise a flock of 4 chickens.

Working Group(s): 
Land Use & Planning