This section, which prioritizes healthy, local food, clarifies that limited agricultural production is allowed as an accessory use to residential uses, and as a primary use in residential neighborhoods. It also establishes use standards for composting and other activities to ensure that neighborhood scale agricultural practices are compatible with residential neighborhoods. Where the requisite use standards are met, the section specifically allows for chicken keeping in all zoning districts and for beekeeping in designated districts.
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 "healthy, local food." § 32.07.490.
See, e.g., this language: "prevent the free flow of storm water, irrigation water, chemicals," and "local food." § 32.07.490.
See reference to "local food." § 32.07.490.
Although not labeled "intent" or "purpose" the intent of the section is set forth by language establishing that the section "Allows residents access to healthy, local food;" "Accommodates a growing demand nationwide for small scale agricultural activities in residential neighborhoods;" "Clarifies that the limited agricultural production is allowed as an accessory use to residential uses, or as a primary use in residential neighborhoods;" and "Establishes standards to ensure that neighborhood scale agricultural practices are compatible with residential neighborhoods."