GREAT news! Remember the push to make urban agriculture a more achievable reality in San Francisco?
I’m pleased to announce that the Board of Supervisors voted yesterday to pass the new urban agricultural zoning ordinanance that encourages edible gardening and urban farming within the city. Especially big props to Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor David Chiu for their support.
The best part? Gardeners can now sell their produce on site, allowing them to actually earn a living from all that hard work.
That absolutely includes our friends Brooke Budner and Caitlyn Galloway of Little City Gardens who unexpectedly found themselves at the forefront of this fight. CONGRATS, ladies!! Way to fight the good fight. (Read more about them here: #35 in our Sunset 100.)
Photo from littlecitygardens.com
San Francisco joins Seattle and Detroit in being among the first cities to change their codes to be more conducive to urban agriculture. I expect many more to follow suit.
Learn more at the SFUAA website.