Describes conditions under which sustainable urban agriculture (community gardens, market gardens, and urban farms) qualifies as a permitted use in the Critical Water Quality Zone. Raising of livestock or fowl are not allowed.
This policy may correspond to diet-related strategies identified by the County Health Rankings’ What Works for Health tool, including:
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We understand that this information is not comprehensive. It also does not include other important forms of evidence such as community members’ lived experiences and practice-based evidence.
"the floodplain modifications proposed are necessary to protect the public health and safety" 1.5.3.(G)
"environmentally-sensitive management practices, such as water conservation." Sec. 1.5.3.(B).
Some terms (sustainable urban agriculture, community garden, market garden, urban farm) are defined under "sustainable urban agriculture").
Environmental Criteria Manual, § 1 water quality management; 1.5.0 stream buffers; 1.5.3 Development allowed in the critical water quality zone. Rule No. R161-14.22, 9-2-2014.