Berkeley, CA, General Plan

Updated October 2020


Urban Agriculture

The city’s general plan includes several policy recommendations that support community gardens and urban farms. The Open Space and Recreation Element includes Policy OS-8, Community Gardens, which encourages and supports this use as an important open space resource that builds communities and provides a local food source. Actions include encouraging neighborhood groups to develop community gardens, including community gardens in right-of-way planning for certain streets, target garden development in high-density areas with little private open space, partnering with other agencies and groups to support community gardens, and supporting school-based gardens and youth involvement in growing food.

In the Environmental Management element, Policy EM-34, Local Food Systems, calls for supporting community gardening programs and providing garden sites.

Berkeley, CA

2010 Population: 112,580

2010 Population Density: 10,752.63/square mile