Legalizing the Lemonade Stands: Working Together to Address the Benefits and Concerns Related to Urban Agriculture

APA California Chapter


Monday, September 25, 2017
1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. PDT

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Not so long ago it was 'illegal' in many urban areas to even grow vegetables in your front yard, let alone set up a stand to share or sell the produce with your neighbors.  This panel will discuss the path that two jurisdictions (City of Sacramento and County of Sacramento) took in developing their urban agriculture ordinances.  The City taking the lead and the County following with widespread changes to their Zoning Code.  Along the way, a variety of community organizations and 'urban farmers' worked with County and City staff to update their local regulations related to urban farming and animal keeping.  This panel will share how these groups came together to create policies that are balancing the desires of all urban residents, while combating food deserts and revitalizing neighborhoods.Learn about collaboration between a variety of disciplines; pioneering 'agrihood' projects that are revitalizing neighborhoods and eliminating food deserts; and the challenges and rewards of crafting supportive regulations.


Wendy Hartman

Wendy Hartman, has over 18 years of planning and land use experience. Wendy is currently a contract planner for Willdan. Previously, Wendy was the Planning Director for Yuba County where she oversaw comprehensive updates to the General Plan and Development Code including drafting the County's animal keeping and agritourism ... Read More

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