Establishing Land Use Protections for Community Gardens

September 2009

By: ChangeLab Solutions

Urban Agriculture

This document from Public Health Law and Policy (now ChangeLab Solutions) provides model comprehensive plan language — goals/objectives and policies/actions — to protect and expand community gardens. It also offers two options for model zoning language establishing community gardens as an approved use, one that establishes community gardens as an approved use in enumerated districts, and another that establishes a separate subcategory or subdistrict of open space dedicated for the use of community gardens.