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Activist Eli Zigas on the Challenges of Urban Agriculture
By Allison Arieff
Editor at Large, GOOD, and “Opinionator” columnist for the New York Times
Good Food Magazine
Jan. 11, 2011
With commitments to food security, programs like mandatory composting and the Urban Orchards Project, San Francisco has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the expansion of urban agriculture. With Mayor Gavin Newsom’s 2009 Executive Directive on Food (PDF) which articulated a vision of a food system with nutritious food for all San Franciscans, the city demonstrated its commitment to scale up the amount of food that’s grown within city limits.
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Harvest time: Seventy-year-old Lewis Sharpe manages the Duncan Street Miracle Garden. Photo by J. M. Giordano.
By Heather Dewar
Urbanite Baltimore Magazine
Nov. 1, 2010
Baltimore’s Board of Estimates approved a policy last December allowing community groups that have been using a plot of city-owned land for five years or more to lay claim to it. Under the policy, administered by the Planning Department and the Department of Housing and Community Development, the city does not sell the land directly to the community group; it sells the land for $1 per lot to a land trust, which in turn draws up an agreement allowing the group to use it for free.
January 11, 2011 Comments Off on Baltimore’s new city rules clear the way for an urban agricultural renaissance.