Allows community gardens in two types of zones as a permitted use subject to the regulations in this provision. Applicants must submit a site plan (including parking, composting, etc.), explain their operating procedures, address soil issues, and any other issues as required. On site retail sales are allowed but must be conducted from stands and is limited to produce planted, cultivated, and harvested on the community garden. Law also requires an annual review of the community garden's operations.
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.
Refers to supporting economic health, providing educational opportunties for students, and increasing access to culturally appropriate food. Sec. 5.14.1.
Refers to: improving health and "access to fresh, healthy, affordable locally produced food;" "increas[ing] access to culturally appropriate food and help[ing] residents rediscover their community's food culture;" "improv[ing] the economic health of the community;" and "foster[ing] a sense of community." Sec. 5.14.1.
Refers to "sustainable local food production" and "divert[ing] organic waste from landfills into compost." Sec. 5.14.1.
Refers to economic health, and transforming vacant property into an appealing place. Sec. 5.14.1.
"The purpose of this section is to promote sustainable local food production for local consumption . . . " Refers to an intent to improve health; improve access to fresh, healthy, affordable, locally grown and culturally appropriate food; promote community development and productive land uses; foster a sense of community; provide educational opportunities for students to learn about local food production; and reduce waste. Sec. 5.14.1.
The Planning and Zoning Division takes community garden applications, and the Development Review Committee reviews and approves them based on outlined criteria. Sec. 5.14.4 and 5.14.5.
See sec. 7.1.1 of the zoning code for penalties and remedies for violations (including removal or discontinuation of the use).
An annual report must be submitted to the lanning and Zoning Division, for review by the City Commission to decide whether the garden should continue, if conditions should be added, etc. The report must: "A. Document the successes and failures of the community garden; B. Identify areas of non-compliance with the Management Plan; C. Recommend appropriate changes to improve the community garden and to address failures and non-compliance issues; and D. State whether or not the community garden should continue." Sec. 5.14.6.
Land Development Regulations; Article III (Zoning Districts). Ordinances: Ord. No. 14O-05-120, § 7, 7-14-2014.