Municipal Strategies to Support Local Food Systems: Including Local Food in Comprehensive Plans and Urban Agriculture Ordinance Toolkit

2012

By: Chicago Metro Agency for Planning

http://www.cmap.illinois.gov/documents/10180/10902/FY13-0029%20LOCAL%20FOOD%20TOOLKIT_lowres.pdf/ac034661-e7a9-43b7-b375-6e98578f9e89

Urban Agriculture

This report from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning is a two-part document consisting of a guide, Including Local Food in Comprehensive Plans, and an Urban Agriculture Ordinance Toolkit. The second section of the report focuses on modifying or adding local code and ordinance language that recognizes urban agriculture as a legitimate land use and desirable community asset. It focuses on community gardens, commercial gardens, urban farms, beekeeping, and raising chickens, and provides examples of ordinance approaches from across the nation. Finally, it offers a model urban agriculture ordinance.