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California Bill Number: AB 551 – ‘Urban Agriculture Incentive Zones Act’

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The Legislature finds and declares that it is in the public interest to promote sustainable urban farm enterprise sectors in urban centers.

The Legislature further finds and declares the small-scale, active production of marketable crops and animal husbandry, including, but not limited to, foods, flowers, and seedlings, in urban centers is consistent with, and furthers, the purposes of this act.

Excerpts:

This bill would enact the Urban Agriculture Incentive Zones Act and would authorize, under specified conditions and until January 1, 2019, a city, county, or city and county and a landowner to enter into a contract to enforceably restrict the use of vacant, unimproved, or otherwise blighted lands for small-scale production of agricultural crops and animal husbandry.

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Permaculture Research Institute – 2014 Urban Farming Certification Program

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An urban farm site created by 2013 UFCP participant.

‘We believe that a holistic approach to urban farming provides an uplifting and healing process important for deepening these connections, reskilling our communities, and transforming the world around us.’

In Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The Urban Farming Certification Program is a permaculture-based, comprehensive 9 month training program that weaves together classroom work, individual mentoring, and hands-on practical farming experience that help create abundant urban spaces, skilled farmers, and community leaders in the local foods movement.

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