CHEF JONATHAN SAWYER'S BLOG - Grassroots Gastronomy

“The city of Cleveland is the only major city in the country that actually changed its zoning code in the last couple of years to now allow vacant lots to be zoned for gardens.” Cimperman also speaks glowingly of other exciting developments. “We’re working with a group called the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition, which is doing everything from figuring out how to change the code now, so that we can actually have people cultivating bees and chickens in the city … [to] looking at things like at the West Side Market, where we found that in one week … we were able to harvest two tons of compost [from discarded food] just from Monday, Wednesday and Friday.”