Monday, July 18, 2011

Urban Agriculture and the Alachua County Comp Plan: What You Should Know!

Diana, the nice lady I buy eggs from on payday, sent this my way via Facebook so thought I'd share it on the blog - It's taking place Wednesday, July 20, from 6:00-7:30pm at the Downtown Public Library.  Here's the text:
FREE Public Forum. Join Alachua County Growth Management Planner Holly Banner who will present information on proposed changes to the Alachua County Unified Land Development Code (ULDC) relating to agricultural uses.

The intent is to support and promote a stronger local food system with improved access to healthy, affordable, nutritious food. This will be achieved by expanding the list of allowable uses to include more urban agriculture, such as backyard chicken keeping, community gardens and farmer's markets.

Holly will run through the proposed changes and take your questions. This promises to be a lively evening of sharing! Free and open to the public. 
This is part of Grow! Gainesville, a part of Gainesville Farm Fresh, a new site dedicated to connecting area folks with sustainably-grown, local foods.  If you follow the link you can connect to them via Facebook, as well :)
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