This law provides regulations for community gardens including requirements for composting, drainage, parking, size, noise, chemical application, structures, etc. It also provides that community gardens are not bona fide agriculture under F.S. § 823.14, Florida Right to Farm Act.
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.
See reference to "food deserts." § 4-1435(a).
See reference to "healthy food." § 4-1435(a).
See this language: "protect and improve the quality of our open space resources; beautify the city with environmentally-appropriate plantings." § 4-1435.
Although not entitled "intent" or "purpose," section 4-1345 (a) provides this language: "To create a network of community gardens throughout the city to provide members of the community a safe place to grow their own food. The city wants to encourage the use of community gardens to increase community food security, decrease/reduce food deserts, and improve access to healthy food; protect and improve the quality of our open space resources; beautify the city with environmentally-appropriate plantings; and strengthen community involvement and build community." § 4-1345 (a).
Section 4-1345 is located in Part III, Land Development Code; Chapter 4, Zoning; Article VI, Supplementary District Regulations; Division 16, Farm Produce Stands, U-Pick Operations, Roadside Stands, Farmer's Markets and Community Gardens. History: Ord. No. 12-13, § 1(4-1717), 8-15-2012.